Body image

Body image

Body beautiful/body perfect: challenging the status quo: where do women with disabilities fit in?

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English
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Author: 
Francine Odette
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the issue of body image and its impact on women with disabilities.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Broadening our understanding of violence against women: lesbian experience and fat-oppression

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English
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Jennifer Pearson
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that lesbophobia and fat-oppression work together to einforce violence against women of all body shapes and sizes and across the continuum of sexual orientation.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Messages from the media

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English
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Online
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Karin Jasper
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at how the media, fashion and advertising industries adversely affect women and men and contribute to the prevalence of eating problems. Provides a guide to writing an effective comment letter.

Hungry for more: a keeping-it-real guide for Black women on weight and body image

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English
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Paper
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Robyn McGee
Publisher: 
Seal Press
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Emeryville, CA

Details the author's account of her sister's death from gastric bypass surgery. Advocates for a slow and steady approach to weight loss under a doctor's supervision.

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ISBN 1580051499
WEIP.M33 2005
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, January 2006: Straight-talking and sympathetic, Robyn McGee's Hungry for More is not a book about dieting. It is about the obesity epidemic in the African American community and, about the daily challenges Black women face economically, culturally, and socially that contribute to disordered eating and body image. It is about the real dangers of gastric bypass surgery. Finally, it is about her own sister's lifelong struggle with obesity and depression, which led to her untimely death. Hungry for More takes a holistic approach to weight and and its health, social, and cultural implications. Full of informative medical facts, personal stories and frank examinations of how racism, abuse and depression contribute to poor body image, McGee conveys the importance of honouring yourself by making healthy lifestyle choices, starting slow and being patient, seeking help when you need it, and remembering that you are much more than a number on a scale. With the memory of her sister firmly in mind, McGee's message is that unless we change what's in our hearts and minds, no amount of surgery will make us feel whole.

Eating disorders and body image

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English
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Online
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HereToHelp.bc.ca
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides statistical data on eating disorders and body dissatisfaction. Looks at some of the warning signs of eating disorders, and the elements of successful treatment plans.

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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Helping your daughter to have a healthy body image

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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2005
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Winnipeg, MB

Discusses what it means to have a negative body image, and how parents can help their daughters have and maintain a healthy body image.

Body image and the media

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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2005
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Winnipeg, MB

Looks at what the medias has to do with a woman's body image, and how this can impact her health. Suggests ways to learn how to be comfortable with your body.

Body image

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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Briefly discusses body image issues.

Looking queer: body image and identity in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities

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English
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Dawn Atkins (ed.)
Publisher: 
Haworth Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Contains research, first-hand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession.

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ISBN 156023931X
WEIP.L66 1998

Body thieves: help girls reclaim their natual bodies and become physically active

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English
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Sandra Susan Friedman
Publisher: 
Salal Books
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Provides parents and teachers and mentors with an understanding of girls' development through adolescence and examines the stressors they face.

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ISBN 0969888333
TEEN.F75 2002
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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