Religion of Thinness, The

Artists: 
Lelwica, Michelle
ISBN: 
978-0-936077-55-0
Publisher: 
Gurze Books
Dated: 
2009
Price: 
$25.00
Comments: 
With so many women approaching their diets, body image, and pursuit of a slender figure with slavish devotion, The Religion of Thinness is a timely addition to the discussion of our cultural obsession with weight loss. At the heart of this obsession is the belief that in order to be happy, one must be slim, and the attendant myths, rituals, images, and moral codes can leave some women with severe emotional damage. Idealized images in the media inspire devotees of this