THE BODY PROJECT AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF AMERICAN GIRLS

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The Body Project

Author : Joan Jacobs Brumberg
ISBN : 0307755746
Genre : Social Science
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A hundred years ago, women were lacing themselves into corsets and teaching their daughters to do the same. The ideal of the day, however, was inner beauty: a focus on good deeds and a pure heart. Today American women have more social choices and personal freedom than ever before. But fifty-three percent of our girls are dissatisfied with their bodies by the age of thirteen, and many begin a pattern of weight obsession and dieting as early as eight or nine. Why? In The Body Project, historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg answers this question, drawing on diary excerpts and media images from 1830 to the present. Tracing girls' attitudes toward topics ranging from breast size and menstruation to hair, clothing, and cosmetics, she exposes the shift from the Victorian concern with character to our modern focus on outward appearance—in particular, the desire to be model-thin and sexy. Compassionate, insightful, and gracefully written, The Body Project explores the gains and losses adolescent girls have inherited since they shed the corset and the ideal of virginity for a new world of sexual freedom and consumerism—a world in which the body is their primary project.
Category: Social Science

The Body Project

Author : Joan Jacobs Brumberg
ISBN : 9780679735298
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Explains how growing up female has changed over the past century and argues that American girls have come to define themselves more and more through their bodies
Category: Family & Relationships

The Body Project

Author : Joan Jacobs Brumberg
ISBN : 0606187367
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explains how growing up female has changed over the past century and argues that American girls have come to define themselves more and more through their bodies
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Body Project

Author : Joan Jacobs Brumberg
ISBN : 0613180674
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explains how growing up female has changed over the past century and argues that American girls have come to define themselves more and more through their bodies
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fasting Girls

Author : Joan Jacobs Brumberg
ISBN : 9780375724480
Genre : Psychology
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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.
Category: Psychology

Girl Culture

Author : Lauren Greenfield
ISBN : 1452159289
Genre : Photography
File Size : 88.23 MB
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Revealing and insightful, Lauren Greenfield's classic monograph on the lives of American girls is back in print. Greenfield's award-winning photographs capture the ways in which girls are affected by American popular culture. With an eye for both the common and the eccentric, she visits girls of all ages, discussing issues ranging from eating disorders and self-mutilation to spring break and prom. With more than 100 mesmerizing photographs, 18 interviews, and an introduction by social and cultural historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg, this book is as vital and relevant now as when it was first published.
Category: Photography

Girls In Power

Author : Laura Fingerson
ISBN : 9780791480977
Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
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A consideration of menstruation in the lives of teenage girls—and in the lives of teenage boys.
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Body Work

Author : Debra Gimlin
ISBN : 9780520228566
Genre : Social Science
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Discusses the complicated emotional and intellectual motivations of women who strive to attain America's often unrealistic beauty ideals, focusing on a salon, aerobic class, plastic surgery clinic, and overweight political center as research sites. Simultaneous.
Category: Social Science

Feminism Inc

Author : E. Zaslow
ISBN : 9780230101531
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores how girls growing up in girl power media culture understand gender, self, empowerment, and resistance.
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Anorexic Bodies

Author : Morag MacSween
ISBN : 9781136103322
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the ways in which anorexic women use their eating to control their bodies. It argues that the female body in modern Western culture is understood as open and accessible and female appetite as dangerous and voracious. Anorexia attempts to resist both these constructions in the creation of a closed, desireless body. Since anorexic women resist the power of collective ideologies their resistance cannot work - the closed body becomes its own prison.
Category: Social Science