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The ministry of thin : how the pursuit of perfection got out of control

Author: Emma Woolf
Publisher: Berkeley : Soft Skull Press, an imprint if Counterpoint, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We're obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet. Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we'll never win, and which will never make us happy. The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern, international obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty, and perfection has spun out of control. Emma Woolf, author  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Woolf
ISBN: 9781619023291 1619023296
OCLC Number: 860756300
Notes: "[Of] Counterpoint."
Description: 230 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The ministry of food --
2. The ministry of fat --
3. The ministry of diets --
4. The ministry of detox --
5. The ministry of gym --
6. The ministry of fashion and beauty --
7. The ministry of sex --
8. The ministry of surgery --
9. The ministry of age --
10. The ministry of madness --
11. The ministry of success.
Other Titles: Thin :
Responsibility: Emma Woolf.

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We're obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet. Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we'll never win, and which will never make us happy. The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern, international obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty, and perfection has spun out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. She rallies against the industries of food, health, exercise, beauty, sex, and surgery that seek to create a world that verges on the Orwellian with the victims of this onslaught trapped and dominated by the societal pressures to conform. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?

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