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The Resource Young women and the body : a feminist sociology, Liz Frost ; consultant editor, Jo Campling

Young women and the body : a feminist sociology, Liz Frost ; consultant editor, Jo Campling

Label
Young women and the body : a feminist sociology
Title
Young women and the body
Title remainder
a feminist sociology
Statement of responsibility
Liz Frost ; consultant editor, Jo Campling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Young Women and the Body advances the argument that an unhappy relationship with their own bodies is the common experience of contemporary Western young women. This book looks first at currently recognised body disorders: eating disorders, self-harm and dysmorphic disorder, and finds that these are primarily diagnosed in young women. Having briefly considered appropriate theoretical perspectives, it then proceeds to argue that body-hatred is not just the experience of a few sick girls, but a general difficulty of this generation. Explanations for this are sought in ways in which society defines young women as unstable adolescents, as rampant consumers, as sexually suspect and as relatively powerless. The book also considers whether modern boys suffer such a difficult relationship with their bodies, and finds little evidence for this. Interview material with girls in a psychiatric facility and girls with no known disturbance in a school setting substantiates the body-hatred theme."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frost, Liz
Dewey number
306.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.F76 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Body image in adolescence
  • Body image in women
  • Body image disturbance
Label
Young women and the body : a feminist sociology, Liz Frost ; consultant editor, Jo Campling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45393597
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780333740897
Lccn
00066573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Young women and the body : a feminist sociology, Liz Frost ; consultant editor, Jo Campling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45393597
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780333740897
Lccn
00066573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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