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Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa

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ISBN13: 9780375724480
ISBN10: 0375724486
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Winner of four major awards, this updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Fasting Girls, presents a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the sixteenth century. Here is a tableau of female self-denial: medieval martyrs who used starvation to demonstrate religious devotion, "wonders of science" whose families capitalized on their ability to survive on flower petals and air, silent screen stars whose strict "slimming" regimens inspired a generation. Here, too, is a fascinating look at how the cultural ramifications of the Industrial Revolution produced a disorder that continues to render privileged young women helpless. Incisive, compassionate, illuminating, Fasting Girls offers real understanding to victims and their families, clinicians, and all women who are interested in the origins and future of this complex, modern and characteristically female disease.

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Joan Jacobs Brumberg is a Stephen H. Weiss Professor at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.

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Krystal, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by Krystal)
An interesting history of eating disorders. Perhaps they were not as prevalent in the past as they are currently, but eating disorders were still present. This book looks at both why people (primarily women) have had eating disorders over time as well as society's reactions to those who have eating disorders (and hypothesizing the role society may have played).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375724480
Author:
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Adolescent Psychology
Subject:
Eating Disorders
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Developmental - Adolescent
Subject:
Psychopathology - Eating Disorders
Subject:
Anorexia nervosa -- History.
Subject:
Anorexia nervosa -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 BandW ILLUS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.02x5.18x.83 in. .80 lbs.

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