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7%OFFBecky Thompson - Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems - 9780816624355 - V9780816624355
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Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems

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Description for Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems Paperback. Num Pages: 176 pages. BIC Classification: JFSJ1; MBNH3; MMZD; VFJJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 234 x 156 x 10. Weight in Grams: 260.
This work challenges the popular notion that eating disorders occur only among white, well-to-do, heterosexual women. Based on in-depth life history interviews with African-American, Latina, and lesbian women, this book chronicles the effects of racism, poverty, sexism, acculturation, and sexual abuse on women's eating patterns and bodies. By revealing how these girls and women use eating to "make a way outa no way", it dispels popular stereotypes of anorexia and bulimia as symptoms of vanity and stresses the risks of mislabelling what is often a way of coping with society's own disorders. With its multicultural focus, this book not only ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1996
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press United States
Number of pages
176
Condition
New
Number of Pages
176
Place of Publication
Minnesota, United States
ISBN
9780816624355
SKU
V9780816624355
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