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Perfect girls, starving daughters : the frightening new normalcy of hating your body

Author: Courtney E Martin
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on original research and more than one hundred interviews with patients, psychologists, and nutritionists to analyze the pervasiveness of eating disorders and body-image-related emotional challenges in today's generation of young women.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Courtney E Martin
ISBN: 9780743287968 : 0743287967
OCLC Number: 122540449
Description: xiii, 330 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Perfect girls, starving daughters --
From good to perfect: feminism's unintended legacy --
The male mirror: her father's eyes --
(Perfect) girl talk: inside today's teenagers' minds and stomachs --
Sex as a cookie: growing up hungry --
The revolution still will not be televised: pop, hip-hop, race, and the media --
What men want: the truth about attraction, porn, and the pursuit --
All-or-nothing nation: diets, extreme makeovers, and the obesity epidemic --
Past the dedication is disease: athletic obsession --
The college years: body obsession boot camp --
The real world ain't no MTV: how the body becomes the punching bag for post-college disappointment --
Spiritual hunger --
Stepping through the looking glass: our new stories.
Responsibility: Courtney E. Martin.

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Draws on original research and more than one hundred interviews with patients, psychologists, and nutritionists to analyze the pervasiveness of eating disorders and body-image-related emotional challenges in today's generation of young women.

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