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A Hunger So Wide and So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women's Eating Problems

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The first of its kind, A Hunger So Wide and So Deep challenges the popular notion that eating problems occur only among white, well-to-do, heterosexual women. Becky W. Thompson shows us how race, class, sexuality, and nationality can shape women's eating problems. Based on in-depth life history interviews with African-American, Latina, and lesbian women, her book chronicles the effects of racism, poverty, sexism, acculturation, and sexual abuse on women's bodies and eating patterns. A Hunger So Wide and So Deep dispels popular stereotypes of anorexia and bulimia as symptoms of vanity and underscores the risks of mislabeling what is often a way of coping with society's own disorders. By featuring the creative ways in which women have changed their unwanted eating patterns and regained trust in their bodies and appetites, Thompson offers a message of hope and empowerment that applies across race, class, and sexual preference.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-155) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816624355
Author:
Thompson, Becky W.
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Author:
Thompson, Becky
Location:
Minneapolis :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Eating Disorders
Subject:
Abused women
Subject:
Minority women
Subject:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Subject:
Women -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Eating disorders -- Etiology -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Psychopathology - Eating Disorders
Subject:
Abused women -- Mental health.
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction-Eating Disorders
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4 in

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