The Obsession

Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness
Chernin, Kim (Book - 1994)
The Obsession
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The Obsession is a deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful, thought provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural dimensions of their bodies--a book about the meaning of food and its rejection.
Authors: Chernin, Kim
Title: The obsession
reflections on the tyranny of slenderness
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1994
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed
Characteristics: xxii, 206 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kim Chernin
Contents: Confessions of an eater
The flesh and the devil
The skeptic
The hunger artist
The oldest cultural issue
The matriarch
The boutique
Why now?
Man and wife
The primordial female
Boy and girl
The mysterious case of Ellen West
The obsession
Alma, the soul
ISBN: 9780060925055
Branch Call Number: 306.4 C5217o 1994
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Women Psychology Body image Weight loss Psychological aspects Weight loss Social aspects
Topical Term: Women
Body image
Weight loss
Weight loss
LCCN: 93040213
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An interesting look at the reasons for the obsession with being thin and some historical perspective.

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