By Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Anorexia nervosa may well impact as many as 5 to 10 percentage of adolescent women within the usa, and on a few university campuses, the estimate is as excessive as twenty percentage. regardless of its contemporary "popularity", notwithstanding, the sickness is still perplexing in its explanations and stubbornly proof against a medication. For, as Fasting women demonstrates, anorexia nervosa existed lengthy ahead of our present preoccupation with lean bodies.This landmark, award-winning paintings bargains an answer to the secret of anorexia nervosa, exploring its ancient roots from the fasting saints of the center a long time and the curious "fasting women" of the Victorian period to the weight-obsessed celebrities of our personal time. via linking vast cultural forces to person biomedical and mental elements, Fasting ladies exhibits how a society that believes a girl "can by no means be too wealthy or too skinny" truly recruits sure teens to anorexia -- those that regard a skinny physique as a nation of perfection. mixed with different social stresses, such an perspective places progressively more modern younger ladies at risk.Highly readable and authoritative, Fasting ladies takes the reader into the personal international of victims long ago, and in addition indicates present day future health execs and oldsters why America's younger women are so at risk of anorexia, and what remedies have confirmed potent in battling this often misunderstood, frequently lethal, sickness.
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