Fasting Girls

Fasting Girls

The History of Anorexia Nervosa

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Random House, Inc.
Winner of four major awards, this updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Fasting Girls, presents a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the sixteenth century. Here is a tableau of female self-denial: medieval martyrs who used starvation to demonstrate religious devotion, "wonders of science" whose families capitalized on their ability to survive on flower petals and air, silent screen stars whose strict "slimming" regimens inspired a generation. Here, too, is a fascinating look at how the cultural ramifications of the Industrial Revolution produced a disorder that continues to render privileged young women helpless. Incisive, compassionate, illuminating,Fasting Girls offers real understanding to victims and their families, clinicians, and all women who are interested in the origins and future of this complex, modern and characteristically female disease.

Baker & Taylor
An updated edition of the classic study of eating disorders traces the historic roots of anorexia nervosa from its emergence during the Victorian era to its pervasiveness in the twentieth century and explores the cultural significance of appetite control in women's lives. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the historic roots of anorexia nervosa from its emergence during the Victorian era to its pervasiveness in the twentieth century, and explores the cultural significance of appetite control in women's lives.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2000
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
ISBN: 9780375724480
0375724486
Branch Call Number: 616.8526 BRUMB
Characteristics: xvii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Notes: Previously published: 1989

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