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Fat history : bodies and beauty in the modern West

Author: Peter N Stearns
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the changing images and implications of fat in contemporary Western society.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stearns, Peter N.
Fat history.
New York : New York University Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96045878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Stearns
ISBN: 9780814771020 0814771025
OCLC Number: 794702309
Notes: OldControl:muse9780814739822.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 294 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: The turning point --
The medical path : physicians and faddists --
Fat as a turn-of-the-century target : why? --
The misogynist phase : 1920s-1960s --
Stepping up the pace : old motives, new methods --
Fat city : American weight gains in the twentieth century --
The evolution of weight control in France --
The French regime --
Atlantic crisscross : the Franco-American contrasts --
Conclusion : the fat's in the fire.
Responsibility: Peter N. Stearns.

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"Provides an innovative explanation of the modern preoccupation with dieting that fundamentally revises our understanding of the timing, intensity, and significance of the modern American culture of Read more...

 
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