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Fasting girls: The history of anorexia nervosa

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Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. New York, NY: Vintage Books , 2000. 1st Vintage Books ed. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
BB 520 BRU 2000
This updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's "Fasting Girls", gives a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the sixteenth century. The book tells of medieval martyrs who used starvation to show religious devotion, "wonders of science" whose families capitalized on their ability to…
Title
Fasting girls: The history of anorexia nervosa
Author
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Place
New York, NY
Publisher
Vintage Books
Year Published
2000
Physical Description
Paperback, 377 p.
Topics
Anorexia Nervosa
Eating Disorders
Female Emotional Health
Abstract
This updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's "Fasting Girls", gives a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the sixteenth century. The book tells of medieval martyrs who used starvation to show religious devotion, "wonders of science" whose families capitalized on their ability to survive on flower petals and air, and silent screen stars whose strict "slimming" regimens inspired a generation. It also looks at how the Industrial Revolution produced a disorder that continues to render women helpless. The book offers understanding to victims and their families, clinicians, and all women who are interested in the origins and future of this complex, modern and characteristically female disease.
ISBN
0375724486
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BB 520 BRU 2000
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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