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Culture and Weight Consciousness
     

Culture and Weight Consciousness

by Mervat Nasser, Nasser
 

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ISBN-10: 0415161525

ISBN-13: 9780415161527

Pub. Date: 05/29/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Issues of culture and thinness are usually considered in terms of the experience of the Western world, but there is a growing body of research suggesting that concern with weight is becoming more prevalent in non-western cultures.

Culture and Weight Consciousness brings together this research and looks at the recent emergence of eating disorders in

Overview

Issues of culture and thinness are usually considered in terms of the experience of the Western world, but there is a growing body of research suggesting that concern with weight is becoming more prevalent in non-western cultures.

Culture and Weight Consciousness brings together this research and looks at the recent emergence of eating disorders in cultures that were previously free of such problems. It relates the feminist theories that have been put forward to explain the phenomenon of eating disorders

in the West to the condition of modern women in many non-Western cultures and concludes that their position is not at all that different from that of their western counterparts. It addresses the current limitations of the concept of culture and draws out the implications for future

research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415161527
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/29/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.00(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

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