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The Resource Young women and the body : a feminist sociology, Liz Frost

Young women and the body : a feminist sociology, Liz Frost

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
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
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frost, Liz
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-208) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: the alien body.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • What is body-hatred?.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • limits of self-reflexivity.
  • p. 34
  • 3.
  • Adolescence and body-hatred.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Teenage consumers and body-hatred.
  • p. 82
  • 5.
  • Sexuality and body-hatred.
  • p. 108
  • 6.
  • Young women's experience of body-hatred: stigma and shame.
  • p. 131
  • 7.
  • Young men and body-hatred.
  • p. 170
  • 8.
  • Young women and the body: some conclusions.
  • p. 194
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 199
  • Index.
  • p. 209
Control code
9800066573
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 213 p.
Isbn
9780333740897
Isbn Type
hbk.
Lccn
00066573
Note
Law pack 2 bib class law
Label
Young women and the body : a feminist sociology, Liz Frost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-208) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: the alien body.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • What is body-hatred?.
  • p. 10
  • 2.
  • limits of self-reflexivity.
  • p. 34
  • 3.
  • Adolescence and body-hatred.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Teenage consumers and body-hatred.
  • p. 82
  • 5.
  • Sexuality and body-hatred.
  • p. 108
  • 6.
  • Young women's experience of body-hatred: stigma and shame.
  • p. 131
  • 7.
  • Young men and body-hatred.
  • p. 170
  • 8.
  • Young women and the body: some conclusions.
  • p. 194
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 199
  • Index.
  • p. 209
Control code
9800066573
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 213 p.
Isbn
9780333740897
Isbn Type
hbk.
Lccn
00066573
Note
Law pack 2 bib class law

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