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A hunger so wide and so deep : American women speak out on eating problems

Author: Becky W Thompson
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on in-depth life history interviews with African-American, Latina, and white women--both lesbian and heterosexual--this book chronicles the effects of racism, sexism, acculturation, and sexual abuse on women's bodies and eating patterns.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thompson, Becky W.
Hunger so wide and so deep.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1994
(DLC) 93043613
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Becky W Thompson
ISBN: 9780816685868 081668586X
OCLC Number: 243613687
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 161 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; 1. Making "a Way outa No Way"; 2. Childhood Lessons: Culture, Race, Class, and Sexuality; 3. Ashes Thrown up in the Air; 4. Hungry and Hurting; 5. A Thousand Hungers; 6. In the Mourning There Is Light; Biographical Sketches; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Becky W. Thompson.

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This work challenges the popular notion that eating disorders occur only among white, well-to-do, heterosexual women. It chronicles the effects of racism, poverty, sexism, acculturation, and sexual  Read more...

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