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Calories & corsets : a history of dieting over 2,000 years

Foxcroft, Louise, 1956-

London : Profile Books, 2013.

232 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

This book tells the story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural beliefs and social norms have changed over time. Combining research from medical journals, letters, articles, and the dieting bestsellers we continue to devour, the author reveals the extreme and often absurd lengths people will go to in order to achieve the perfect body, from eating carbolic soap to chewing every morsel hundreds of times to a tasteless pulp. This unique and witty history exposes the myths and anxieties that drive today's multi-billion dollar dieting industry--and offers a welcome perspective on how we can be healthy and happy in our bodies.

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ISBN:

978-1-84668-426-5 (pbk.)

ISBN:

978-1-84668-426-5 (pbk.)

LC Call No:

RM222.2 .F69 2013

Dewey Class No:

306.4613 23

Author:

Foxcroft, Louise, 1956-

Title:

Calories & corsets : a history of dieting over 2,000 years / Louise Foxcroft.

VaryingTitle:

Calories and corsets.

Edition:

Pbk. ed.

Publisher:

London : Profile Books, 2013.

Physical:

232 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

Notes:

Originally published: 2011.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary:

This book tells the story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural beliefs and social norms have changed over time. Combining research from medical journals, letters, articles, and the dieting bestsellers we continue to devour, the author reveals the extreme and often absurd lengths people will go to in order to achieve the perfect body, from eating carbolic soap to chewing every morsel hundreds of times to a tasteless pulp. This unique and witty history exposes the myths and anxieties that drive today's multi-billion dollar dieting industry--and offers a welcome perspective on how we can be healthy and happy in our bodies.

Subject:

Body image--Social aspects--History.

Subject:

Reducing diets--History.

Subject:

Weight loss--Social aspects--History.

Subject:

Diet--Social aspects--History.

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650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  Diet
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