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What's Wrong with Fat?
What's Wrong with Fat?
by Abigail C Saguy
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The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic-a "battle of the bulge" of not just national, but global proportions-that requires drastic and immediate action. Experts in the media, medical science, and government alike are scrambling to... (read more)

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Venus envy :a history of cosmetic surgery
Venus envy :a history of cosmetic surgery
by Elizabeth Haiken
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Haiken has written a humane, balanced history of cosmetic surgery, drawing with sensitivity and deftness on impressive archival sources, including surgeons' folders on prospective patients... Her book is a first-class exercise in medical history, raising... (read more)

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The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History
The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History
by Emma L E Rees
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From South Park to Kathy Acker, and from Lars Von Trier to Sex and the City, womens sexual organs are demonised. Rees traces the fascinating evolution of this demonisation, considering how calling the ‘c-word obscene both legitimates and... (read more)

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Breasts: The Women's Perspective on an American Obsession
Breasts: The Women's Perspective on an American Obsession
by Carolyn Latteier
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Breasts: The Women's Perspective on an American Obsession describes and explores our national breast fetish, which is defined as a culturally constructed obsession that is deeply interwoven with beauty standards, breastfeeding practices, and sexuality... (read more)

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Damage Control: Women on the Therapists, Beauticians, and Trainers Who Navigate Their Bodies
Damage Control: Women on the Therapists, Beauticians, and Trainers Who Navigate Their Bodies
by Emma Forrest
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A wise and funny collection of essays from bestselling novelists and actresses--including Minnie Driver, Rose McGowan, and Rachel Resnick--who write about those who navigate every hair, nail, and pore of the post-feminist body.... (read more)

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Blonde Like Me: The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture
Blonde Like Me: The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture
by Natalia Ilyin
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In this irreverent, unsparing, and witty look at our cultural obsession with blonde, Natalia Ilyin shows us that our apparently modern fixation has truly primeval roots. Highlighting cultural criticism with personal experience, she cites ancient myths... (read more)

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Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appaearance
Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appaearance
by Wendy Chapkis
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A provocative exploration of the links between appearance, gender and sexuality. Discusses beauty and ugliness, racism and beauty standards, and the role of class in shaping images of beauty.... (read more)

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Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Cultu #36: Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Cultu #36: Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body
by Anna Krugovoy Silver
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Anna Krugovoy Silver examines the ways nineteenth-century British writers used physical states of the female body - hunger, appetite, fat and slenderness - in the creation of female characters. Silver argues that anorexia nervosa, first diagnosed in 1873,... (read more)

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Fat Is a Feminist Issue: The Anti-Diet Guide to Permanent Weight Loss
Fat Is a Feminist Issue: The Anti-Diet Guide to Permanent Weight Loss
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Here for the first time in one complete volume are the two international bestsellers that taught women not to be afraid to be thin. With Fat Is a Feminist Issue, psychotherapist Susie Orbach started a revolution. By uncovering deeply held fears and... (read more)

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A History of the Breast
A History of the Breast
by Marilyn Yalom
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This engrossing work of original research is the first to consider how the breast has been perceived in the Western world from ancient days to the present. Yalom investigates how the breast has been understood in religion, in medicine, and in... (read more)

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Fresh Lipstick: Redressing Fashion and Feminism
Fresh Lipstick: Redressing Fashion and Feminism
by Linda Scott
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Fresh Lipstick shakes feminist fashion down to its Birkenstocks. Linda M. Scott wants to put an end to the belief that American women have to wear a colorless, shapeless uniform to achieve liberation and equality. A pointed attack on feminism's requisite... (read more)

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Eve's Revenge: Women and a Spirituality of the Body
Eve's Revenge: Women and a Spirituality of the Body
by Lilian Calles Barger
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-216) and index.... (read more)

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Minding the Body
Minding the Body
by Patricia Foster
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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... (read more)

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Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
by Lori Gottlieb
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An Alternate Selection of the Book of the Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club “Although it reads like a novel—a funny, touching, and absolutely gripping novel—Stick Figure is, astonishingly, the diary of Lori Gottlieb in 1978... (read more)

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Women Afraid to Eat: Breaking Free in Today's Weight-Obsessed World
Women Afraid to Eat: Breaking Free in Today's Weight-Obsessed World
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Designed to challenge America’s growing obsession with thinness, this book reveals the profound mental and physical effects on women struggling with their weight. It examines the way weight obsession consumes women, shatters lives, and even kills... (read more)

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Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image
Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image
by Ophira Edut
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- 25,000 copies sold to date- Includes several new essays outlining the latest trends in the beauty industry such as botox, plastic surgery, and exercise bulimia. Also included is a fascinating analysis of how men are affected by these same rigors, a... (read more)

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Fat Talk: What Girls and Their Parents Say about Dieting
Fat Talk: What Girls and Their Parents Say about Dieting
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Teen-aged girls hate their bodies and diet obsessively, or so we hear. News stories and reports of survey research often claim that as many as three girls in five are on a diet at any given time, and they grimly suggest that many are "at risk" for... (read more)

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Feminism and the Biological Body
Feminism and the Biological Body
by Lynda Birke
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Birke, a feminist biologist who has written extensively on the connections between feminism and science, seeks to bridge the gap between feminist cultural analysis and science by looking "inside" the body, using ideas in anatomy and physiology to... (read more)

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Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South
Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South
by Blain Roberts
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From the South's pageant queens to the importance of beauty parlors to African American communities, it is easy to see the ways beauty is enmeshed in southern culture. But as Blain Roberts shows in this incisive work, the pursuit of beauty in the South... (read more)

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The World Has Curves: The Global Quest for the Perfect Body
The World Has Curves: The Global Quest for the Perfect Body
by Julia Savacool
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American women today are faced with a paradox: they uphold an ideal of beauty—long, lean, toned—that increasingly bears little resemblance to truth about their size. Women around the world are spending more time, money, and energy... (read more)

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