Food Issues/Body Image

Sensing the Self: Women's Recovery from Bulimia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674010116
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Published: Harvard University Press - October 15th, 2002

Hearing about the destructive compulsion of bulimia nervosa, outsiders may wonder, "How could you ever start?" Those suffering from the eating disorder ask themselves in despair, "How can I ever stop?" How do you break the cycle of bingeing, vomiting, laxative abuse, and shame?

Looking Good: Male Body Image in Modern America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780809066384
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Published: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl - January 9th, 2002

A valuable examination of the tyranny of body image--this time over men

Revolting Bodies?: The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781558494299
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Published: University of Massachusetts Press - January 1st, 2003

This work examines a number of sites of struggle over the cultural meaning of fatness. It is grounded in scholarship on identity politics, the social construction of beauty, and the subversion of hegemonic medical ideas about the dangers of fatness.

Weight Wisdom: Affirmations to Free You from Food and Body Concerns Cover Image
ISBN: 9780415944342
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Published: Brunner-Routledge - July 14th, 2003

In this powerful guide, Kingsbury and Williams equip readers with simple reflections, vignettes, and everyday analogies that they have successfully used with their own clients to counter destructive feelings and shatter distorted ideas of food and weight.

What Are You Hungry For?: Women, Food, and Spirituality Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312310134
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - September 5th, 2000

Women have many secrets. But a woman's secret relationship with food and her body can overshadow other aspects of her life, filling her with obsession, shame and fear. Many women waste countless years focusing on food and appearance, rather than spending energy on what holds deepest meaning for them in life.

Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression Cover Image
By Jana Evans Braziel (Editor), Kathleen LeBesco (Editor)
ISBN: 9780520225855
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Published: University of California Press - September 13th, 2001

Since World War II, when the diet and fitness industries promoted mass obsession with weight and body shape, fat has been a dirty word. In the United States, fat is seen as repulsive, funny, ugly, unclean, obscene, and above all as something to lose. Bodies Out of Bounds challenges these dominant perceptions by examining social representations of the fat body.

Food and Loathing: A Life Measured Out in Calories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743255509
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 23rd, 2004

With warmth, wit, and not a trace of self-pity" (Entertainment Weekly), Betsy Lerner details her twenty-year struggle with depression and compulsive eating in Food and Loathing, a book that dares to expose the insidious nature of women's secret life with food.