A Hunger So Wide and So Deep: American Women Speak Out on Eating Problems

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U of Minnesota Press
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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 ... Read full review

A hunger so wide and so deep: American women speak out on eating problems

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In this highly readable account, Thompson (editor of Beyond a Dream Deferred: Multicultural Education and the Politics of Excellence, Univ. of Minnesota Pr., 1993) has broken down the theory that ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Making a Way outa No Way
1
Culture Race Class and Sexuality
27
3 Ashes Thrown up in the Air
46
4 Hungry and Hurting
69
5 A Thousand Hungers
96
6 In the Mourning There Is Light
107
Biographical Sketches
129
Notes
137
Index
157
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Page v - I wanted to try to build a bridge of words between me and that world outside, that world which was so distant and elusive that it seemed unreal. I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all...

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