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A mulitcultural anthology of fiction and  non-fiction literary narratives which addresses the  psychological and political aspects of a woman's body in  today's culture. An important and much-needed  book for women who seek to understand their bodies  and find independent, imaginative ways to cope with  aging, beauty expectations beauty expectations,  and ethnic comparisons.

Table of Contents

Patricia Foster

“Reading” the Body: An Introduction

Sallie Tisdale

A Weight that Women Carry

Joyce Winter

The Floating Lightbulb

Lucy Grealy

Mirrors

Doris Grumbach

Coming Into the End Zone

Margaret Atwood

The Female Body

Kathryn Harrison

Thicker Than Water

Judith Hooper

Beauty Tips for the Dead

Rosemary Bray

First Stirrings

Pam Houston

Out of Habit, I Start Apologizing

Linda Hogan

Department of the Interior

Connie Porter

Beauty and the Beast

Naomi Wolf

Keep Them Implanted and Ignorant

Hanan al-Shaykh

Inside a Moroccan Bath

Janet Burroway

Changes

Lynne Taetzsch

Fighting Natural

Jenefer Shute

Life-size

Nancy Mairs

Carnal Acts

Patricia Stevens

Stiff Upper Lip

Judith Ortiz Cofer

The Story of My Body

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ISBN:
9780385471671
Editor:
Foster, Patricia
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Editor:
Foster, Patricia
Author:
Foster, Patricia
Author:
Foster, Mel
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Body, human, in literature
Subject:
Soul in literature.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
February 1995 no. 4
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.03x5.18x.75 in. .79 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Body Image
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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