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Author Seid, Roberta Pollack, 1945-

Title Never too thin : why women are at war with their bodies / Roberta Pollack Seid.

Publication Info. New York : Prentice Hall Press, [1989]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  613.25 S458N    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 372 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-363) and index.
Contents New American creed: I watch my weight, eat right, and exercise -- New American creed re-examined: too close to the bone -- When thin wasn't in: a selective overview of fashion and beauty, antiquity to 1830 -- Thin and fat: America 1830-1900 -- Thin preference begins: 1900-1947 -- Preference becomes prejudice: the war on fat begins, 1950-1960 -- Prejudice becomes myth: 1960-1970 -- Health/exercise ethic emerges -- Rise of food fetishism -- Her body must be thin, firm, and beautiful -- Obsession becomes religion: the fitness epidemic -- Why thin is never thin enough -- Prejudice exposed -- Look to the future: the golden mean restored?
Subject Weight loss -- Social aspects -- United States.
Women -- Mental health -- United States.
Body image.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Obesity in women -- Social aspects -- United States.
Body Image.
Obesity -- history.
Obesity -- prevention & control.
Women's Health.
ISBN 0139251162: $19.95
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