A Hunger So Wide and So Deep: American Women Speak Out on Eating Problems
The first of its kind, A Hunger So Wide and So Deep challenges the popular notion that eating problems occur only among white, well-to-do, heterosexual women. Becky W. Thompson shows us how race, class, sexuality, and nationality can shape women's eating problems. Based on in-depth life history interviews with African-American, Latina, and lesbian women, her book chronicles the effects of racism, poverty, sexism, acculturation, and sexual abuse on women's bodies and eating patterns. A Hunger So Wide and So Deep dispels popular stereotypes of anorexia and bulimia as symptoms of vanity and underscores the risks of mislabeling what is often a way of coping with society's own disorders. By featuring the creative ways in which women have changed their unwanted eating patterns and regained trust in their bodies and appetites, Thompson offers a message of hope and empowerment that applies across race, class, and sexual preference.
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This book explores the experience of minority women with eating disorders. The aim of the author is to combat the stereotype that eating disorders are an upper-class, white, female problem only (although there are no males in this book). This book did the best job of any I've read of discussing the many possible experiences of eating disorders, from types of disorders to their possible causes and possible roads to recovery. This author didn't have a theory or agenda she was attempting to prove using case studies, she wanted to study an idea (that eating disorders can cut across class, race, sexuality, etc) which is true and hasn't been much addressed.
Review: A Hunger So Wide And So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women's Eating ProblemsUser Review - Goodreads
More like a two and a half star rating. Main criticism is the lack of repercussions described in relation to engaging in prolonged behaviors such as binging, purging, and/or starving. I got the ...
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