Body Wars: Making Peace with Women's Bodies in the New Millennium / Edition 1

Body Wars: Making Peace with Women's Bodies in the New Millennium / Edition 1

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by Margo Maine, Ph.D.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0936077344

ISBN-13: 9780936077345

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Gurze Books


In this ground-breaking study, Margo Maine declares war on a culture that dismisses, devalues, and disempowers women by making them hate their own bodies. This book covers issues from dieting and weight prejudice to concepts of beauty and ageism to sports, fashion advertising, and propaganda. With practical strategies for activists, educators, and parents, this

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In this ground-breaking study, Margo Maine declares war on a culture that dismisses, devalues, and disempowers women by making them hate their own bodies. This book covers issues from dieting and weight prejudice to concepts of beauty and ageism to sports, fashion advertising, and propaganda. With practical strategies for activists, educators, and parents, this book also contains extensive references and appendices. Body Wars takes its place alongside The Beauty Myth and Reviving Ophelia in recognizing the constant assault women face, but goes further by giving them practical tools with which to fight back.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936077345
Publisher:
Gurze Books
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction ix
1 The Challenge: Respecting Women’s Bodies 1
2 Weightism: The “Politically Correct” Form of Prejudice 18
3 Obesity: Fact or Fiction? 31
4 Dieting: Deceit, Danger and Death 42
5 The Pursuit of Beauty: Empowering or Disempowering? 62
6 Advertising: Guerrilla Warfare 77
7 Magazines: Propaganda Machines 90
8 Fashion: Real Women Have Bellies 106
9 Models and Beauty Pageants: Ugly Business 116
10 Plastic Surgery: Self-Improvement or Self-Harm? 126
11 Violence Against Woman: The Deadliest Body War 143
12 Ageism: When Beauty, Wisdom and Experience Get Old 161
13 Women’s Health Care: An Oxymoron? 174
14 Kids on Diets: An Early Start for Body Wars 191
15 Barbie Dolls & Body Image: Toys Are Us 209
16 Schools: A Problem or Solution? 218
17 Sports: Just Another War Zone? 241
18 Ballet: The Olympics of Body Wars 264
19 Men: Targets and Teammates 277
Bibliography 291

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Body Wars: Making Peace with Women's Bodies in the New Millennium 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
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Margo Maine has done it again in her book Body Wars. I learned how to connect myself with various groups working for a better community, to recognize examples of brainwashed thinking in myself and to do something about it. Margo Maine is an intelligent and empassioned researcher and activist and I am glad she continues to regale us with her comprehensive style and life-changing material.