Just Desserts: Women and Food

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Andre Deutsch, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 262 pages
A fascinating study of a subject which engages all women. Unlike other books on food, this one takes women's total relationship to the subject, i.e. shopping, cooking, literary images, media messages as well as food disorders. And it shows not only that women's relationship to food is fraught with contradiction, but that the realm of food is yet another focal point in the battle between the sexes. Pleasing their men, nourishing their babies, satisfying growing families, and denying themselves, women, who lack power in so many areas, exercise control through food. Also examines our attitudes toward fatness.

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Midway through this extended collage of kvetching, British feminist Cline (co-author, Reflecting Men, 1987) cites a finding that women do not view cooking as drudgery and in fact can find it ``a ... Read full review


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