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Fat history : bodies and beauty in the modern West / Peter N. Stearns

Publisher New York : New York University Press
Year c1997
Codes ID=2000780780 NCID=BA32085379

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Language English
Size xvi, 294 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Contents The turning point
The medical path : physicians and faddists
Fat as a turn-of-the-century target : why?
The misogynist phase : 1920s-1960s
Stepping up the pace : old motives, new methods
Fat city : American weight gains in the twentieth century
The evolution of weight control in France
The French regime
Atlantic crisscross : the Franco-American contrasts
Conclusion : the fat's in the fire
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Authors *Stearns, Peter N., 1936-
Subjects LCSH:Weight loss -- United States -- History  All Subject Search
LCSH:Weight loss -- France -- History  All Subject Search
LCSH:Body image -- United States -- History  All Subject Search
LCSH:Body image -- France -- History  All Subject Search
LCSH:Fat -- Social aspects -- United States -- History  All Subject Search
LCSH:Fat -- Social aspects -- France -- History  All Subject Search
Classification LCC:RM222.2
DC21:613.2/509
Vol ISBN:0814780695
: pbk ; ISBN:0814780709

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Letters,Anthropology
613.2/ST31 0571337910
0814780695 1997

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