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Culture versus Family - The Battle over Women's Bodies [Paperback]

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Cultural messages heralding slenderness are often blamed for contributing to both body dissatisfaction among women and the rise of eating disorders in the U.S. But how do families and individuals navigate these messages, and how do they replicate or resist normative values about female beauty? This study seeks to examine the ways in which cultural norms about weight, diet and eating are communicated both explicitly and implicitly within the household. A particular focus is on a range of disordered eating habits and the ways in which women re-produce familial and cultural values about women's "normative body discontent" in their own actions. This study seeks to answer the following questions: What role, if any, do mothers or mother figures play in shaping their daughter's attitudes toward their bodies and eating? How do all women negotiate the messages they receive from their family and larger culture? How do women use their bodies and eating habits to seek family or personal power? This book is addressed to researchers in Women's Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies and Nutrition.

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Pages   132
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.61" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.28"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 10, 2008
Publisher   VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN  3836435780  
ISBN13  9783836435789  

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Fantastic!  Feb 24, 2008
Lisa Borello is a excellent author who makes very salient points througout this book. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the study of body image or to anyone in the field of mental health in general.

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