Thin

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Chronicle Books, Oct 12, 2006 - 191 páginas
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Critically acclaimed for Girl Culture and Fast Forward, Lauren Greenfield continues her exploration of contemporary female culture with Thin, a groundbreaking book about eating disorders. Greenfield's photographs are paired with extensive interviews and journal entries from twenty girls and women who are suffering from various afflictions. We meet 15-year-old Brittany, who is convinced that being thin is the only way to gain acceptance among her peers; Alisa, a divorced mother of two whose hatred of her body is manifested in her relentless compulsion to purge; Shelly, who has been battling anorexia for six years and has had a feeding tube surgically implanted in her stomach; as well as many others. Alongside these personal stories are essays on the sociology and science of eating disorders by renowned researchers Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Dr. David Herzog, and Dr. Michael Strober. These intimate photographs, frank voices, and thoughtful discussions combine to make Thin not only the first book of its kind but also a portrait of profound understanding.
 

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Crítica de los usuarios  - LauraCLM - LibraryThing

As well-designed and engaging as this book and documentary may be, it is completely lacking in insight as to the disorder portrayed and the treatment displayed. Eating disorders are not about being ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - ediedoll - LibraryThing

This stunning collection of photographs and journal entries, with commentary from the photographer and other experts, is a compelling look inside the world of eating disorders and their treatment. Set ... Leer comentario completo

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Contenido

Lauren Greenfield Why Thin?
11
Joan Jacobs Brumberg lntroduction
15
INTERVIEWS Shelly
17
Part 1
21
Stephanie
34
Kathy
37
Melissa
40
Laura
54
Cheryl
72
Cara
79
Robin
103
Mary
104
Quinn 119 Cathy
119
Nina
129
Jordana
130
Alicia 146
148

Shantell
56

Términos y frases comunes

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Acerca del autor (2006)

Lauren Greenfield's work is held in many museum collections and appears regularly in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, and Time. American Photo named her one of the 25 most influential photographers today. She lives in Venice, California.

Joan Jacobs Brumberg is a professor at Cornell University, where she has been teaching history, human development, and women's studies for over 20 years. She lives in Ithaca, New York.

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