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From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls: The History of Self-Starvation
With waiflike models dominating the advertising world and a new wave of feminists waging war on social pressure to be thin, eating disorders have, it seems, attained the status of a modern crisis. Although anorexia nervosa was not identified as such until the nineteenth century, the compulsion to be thin at the price of starvation has a long history in western society. Lon ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published July 1st 1994 by New York University Press
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Apr 03, 2011 Alice rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
sehr interessant nicht nur über einzelschicksale zu lesen, sondern sich der historischen entwicklung von esstörungen anzuschauen. angenehmer schreibstil und trotzdem fachlich kompetent.