Am I Thin Enough Yet?

Am I Thin Enough Yet? : The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity

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In The Cult of Thinness, Sharlene Hesse-Biber builds on interviews with young women about their weight and body image and connects women's eating patterns to images in popular culture. Linking eating disorders to contemporary social, cultural, and economic pressures on women to be thin, Hesse-Biber argues that diet and workout industries profit from this cult of thinness and help to perpetuate it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 12mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • halftones
  • 0195117913
  • 9780195117912
  • 955,384

About Sharlene Hesse-Biber

Sharlene Hesse-Biber is Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston College. The former director of the Women's Studies Program at Boston College, she is founding director of the National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education.show more

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"[Hesse-Biber] makes the politics of weight personal as she provides therapeutic options for those seeking to overcome weight obsessions."--Booklist"[G]ives a needed perspective on the artificial creation of a mind/body dichotomy, and offers solutions in the forms of social activism and education to combat what, for many anorexia sufferers, is a slow form of suicide."--Listenershow more

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