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Traces the historic roots of anorexia nervosa from its emergence during the Victorian era to its pervasiveness in the twentieth century and explores the cultural significance of appetite control in women's lives
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"Full of fascinating cases, from medieval saints and Victorian spiritualists to contemporary college students and media celebrities."--Alison Lurie"Brilliant--. A masterful blend of history and contemporary issues."--Journal of Social History About the Author:
Joan Jacobs Brumberg is a Stephen H. Weiss Professor at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York.
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Book Description Plume, 1989. Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0452263271