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

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

The Honest Body Project

Author : Natalie McCain
ISBN : 9781510720947
Genre : Social Science
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Only 4 percent of women around the world consider themselves to be beautiful, according to research done by Dove, and twenty million women suffer from significant eating disorders at some point in their life—The Honest Body Project was created to combat this tragic problem of poor body image in our society. Founded by photographer Natalie McCain, this project is opening the eyes of women around the world and helping them to see the beauty both outside and inside of themselves. It is a collection of black and white portraits and stories, raw and untouched, from hundreds of women who have bared their hearts and souls to be a part of the project. Natalie tastefully photographs the women in their underwear, showing off their natural shapes and “imperfections.” There is no editing done after the fact, and the natural beauty of these women—from all backgrounds and walks of life—shines through the lens. Together, they create a beautiful, honest picture of both motherhood and what it means to be a woman. Topics include body image issues, breast cancer, depression (postpartum and otherwise), anxiety, bottle feeding versus breast feeding, aging, and more. The Honest Body Project is a breath of fresh air, breaking down walls and helping women learn that they are not alone in their hardships. It wants to help women everywhere contribute to a better world, and to learn to love themselves and appreciate their bodies for what they are: perfectly imperfect. It is time to celebrate the true form of women.
Category: Social Science

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

Girl Culture

Author : Lauren Greenfield
ISBN : 1452159289
Genre : Photography
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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

Making The American Body

Author : Jonathan Black
ISBN : 9780803248922
Genre : Health & Fitness
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If you thought the fitness craze was about being healthy, think again. Although Charles Atlas, Jack LaLanne, Jim Fixx, Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons, and Jillian Michaels might well point the way to a better body, they have done so only if their brands brought in profits. In the first book to tell the full story of the American obsession with fitness and how we got to where we are today, Jonathan Black gives us a backstage look at an industry and the people that have left an indelible mark on the American body and the consciousness it houses. Spanning the nation’s fitness obsession from Atlas to Arnold, from Spinning to Zumba, and featuring an outrageous cast of characters bent on whipping us into shape while simultaneously shaping the way we view our bodies, Black tells the story of an outsized but little-examined aspect of our culture. With insights drawn from more than fifty interviews and attention to key developments in bodybuilding, aerobics, equipment, health clubs, running, sports medicine, group exercise, Pilates, and yoga, Making the American Body reveals how a focus on fitness has shaped not only our physiques but also, and more profoundly, American ideas of what “fitness” is.
Category: Health & Fitness