The Cult Of Thinness

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195178784
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There are alternatives to the Cult of Thinness and this book provides a strong antidote.


Author: David M. Newman
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 1412961505
Size: 60.20 MB
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The Cult of Thinness becomes a powerful lure as society decides which is the “
right” or the “wrong” body and treats women accordingly.... Joining the Cult of
Thinness “I was raised by a domineering mother and also a strong father who
didn't give me very much personal space to develop, so I was really used to
being told what to do. I learned from a very young age to surrender myself to
other people's will, desire, and wants ... to really set myself aside.” —Anna, former
religious cult ...

Mixed Methods Research

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606235052
Size: 37.97 MB
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In addition, the researcher might decide to sample different types of magazines (
women's vs. men's) to look for differences in discourse concerning how the cult of
thinness is portrayed across magazine genres. The quantitative analysis study
provides the researcher with an idea of the salience of the cult-of-thinness
discourse and may even provide an opportunity to compare discourses on the
cult of thinness across different print media (i.e., women's vs. men's magazines).

Feminist Research Practice

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483315673
Size: 12.80 MB
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The “Cult of Thinness” offers a perspective on young women's problems with
eating and their desire to attain a “slender” body image to the point of risking their
health and in some cases their lives. The term, “cult of thinness,” is a theme that
arose from the interviews I conducted with a range of college-aged women; this
theme describes the day-today rituals that many college-aged women like Delia
engage in to attain a slender body ideal. Joining the “cult of thinness,” as I came
to find ...

Battleground M Z

Author: Amy Lind
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313340390
Size: 44.69 MB
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Many eating disorder activists argue that the so-called cult of thinness requires a
more critical look at our culture at large, including gendered patterns of family life,
girls' and boys' socialization, and the effects of various forms of oppression on
individuals. Thus some activist-scholars argue that stopping the cycle of girls
being socialized into the cult of thinness is a public, not a private, enterprise (
Hesse-Biber 1996). Activism such as boycotting companies and products whose
marketing ...

Fat Shame

Author: Amy Erdman Farrell
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814728340
Size: 70.25 MB
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Feminist scholars have been at the forefront of critiquing the cult of thinness that
pervades U.S. media and culture. Susie Orbach's Fat Is a Feminist Issue,
published in 1978, first articulated the idea that a thin female body was desirable
by patriarchal standards because it took up little space—the deferential body that
did not claim too much. In Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa, the
book that motivated my own research into fatness, Joan Brumberg laid out the
historical roots ...

Curvology The Origins And Power Of Female Body Shape

Author: David Bainbridge
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468312944
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Many have bemoaned the cult of thinness, and in a later chapter I will investigate
when it developed. However, rather than just complaining, I believe that if we
wish to challenge it, we must find out why it has proved so powerful. After all,
there are good reasons why food, mood and shape are interlinked, and those
reasons stem from the way women lived during the vast majority of human history
. Sometimes times were good, but sometimes times were hard. Often there was
not enough ...

Mother S Milk

Author: Bernice L. Hausman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135208263
Size: 79.22 MB
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Indeed, in a culture that celebrates thinness as much as American culture does (
one look at celebrity award shows like the Golden Globe Awards demonstrates
that the cult of thinness in Hollywood is alive and thriving), one could argue that
there is a communal inability to observe healthy body size and shape — claims
about increasing obesity run rampant in medical news, while everyone, it seems,
is on a diet or exercise program, and large numbers of young women routinely
starve ...

The Obesity Myth

Author: Paul F. Campos
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592400669
Size: 30.83 MB
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The intense hold the cult of thinness exercises over our culture, reflected in that
cult's ability to squelch attempts to discuss rationally such issues as the
relationship between weight and health, is in large part enabled by the mostly
invisible ideological power the American diet ethic wields. And much of that
power springs from the curious historical process by which the virtues of the
Protestant work ethic, and all the advantages for the practice of consumer
capitalism those virtues entail, ...