The Resource Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Harriet Brown

Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Harriet Brown

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Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it
Title
Body of truth
Title remainder
how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
"Over the last 25 years, our longing for thinness has morphed into a relentless cultural obsession with weight and body image. You can't be a woman or girl (or, increasingly, a man or boy) in America today and not grapple with the size and shape of your body, your daughter's body, other women's bodies. Even the most confident people have to find a way through a daily gauntlet of voices and images talking, admonishing, warning us about what size we should be, how much we should weigh, what we should eat and what we shouldn't. Obsessing about weight has become a ritual and a refrain, punctuating our every relationship, including the ones with ourselves. It's time to change the conversation around weight. Harriet Brown has explored the conundrums of weight and body image for more than a decade, as a science journalist, as a woman who has struggled with weight, as a mother, wife, and professor. In this book, she describes how biology, psychology, metabolism, media, and culture come together to shape our ongoing obsession with our bodies, and what we can learn from them to help us shift the way we think. Brown exposes some of the myths behind the rhetoric of obesity, gives historical and contemporary context for what it means to be "fat," and offers readers ways to set aside the hysteria and think about weight and health in more nuanced and accurate ways"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Brown, Harriet
Dewey number
613.2/5
Index
index present
LC call number
RM222.2
LC item number
.B7834 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 D-324
  • WD 212
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  • Weight loss
  • Weight loss
  • Reducing diets
  • Body image
  • Body Image
  • Obesity
  • Body Weight
Label
Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Harriet Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How my life changed with one sentence -- A few words about research -- Four big fat lies about weight and health -- The amazing! seventeen-day! flat-belly! grain-brain! biggest loser! raw food! diet -- Good food, bad food -- Money, motivation, and the medical machine -- The truth about beauty -- It's all in how you look at it -- Now what?
Control code
ocn884814411
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xxx, 273 pages
Isbn
9780738217697
Lccn
2014043431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884814411
Label
Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Harriet Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How my life changed with one sentence -- A few words about research -- Four big fat lies about weight and health -- The amazing! seventeen-day! flat-belly! grain-brain! biggest loser! raw food! diet -- Good food, bad food -- Money, motivation, and the medical machine -- The truth about beauty -- It's all in how you look at it -- Now what?
Control code
ocn884814411
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xxx, 273 pages
Isbn
9780738217697
Lccn
2014043431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884814411

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