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Author Stearns, Peter N.
Title Fat history : bodies and beauty in the modern West / Peter N. Stearns.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2002.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  Rm222.2 .S755 2002    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  Rm222.2 .S755 2002    AVAILABLE  
Author Stearns, Peter N.
Subject Weight loss -- United States -- History.
Weight loss -- France -- History.
Body image -- United States -- History.
Body image -- France -- History.
Fat -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Fat -- Social aspects -- France -- History.
Description xxvi, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "With a new preface."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-287) and index.
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.
ISBN 0814798241 (pbk.)
OCLC # 50784317
Table of Contents
 New Preface 
 Preface 
 Acknowledgments 
Pt. IAmerican Fat 
 1The Turning Point3
 2The Medical Path: Physicians and Faddists25
 3Fat as a Turn-of-the-Century Target: Why?48
Pt. IIIntensification of the Culture, 1920-1990s: Expiation and Its Limits 
 4The Misogynist Phase: 1920s-1960s71
 5Stepping up the Pace: Old Motives, New Methods98
 6Fat City: American Weight Gains in the Twentieth Century127
Pt. IIIThe French Regime 
 7The Evolution of Weight Control in France153
 8The French Regime187
 9Atlantic Crisscross: The Franco-American Contrasts217
 10Conclusion: The Fat's in the Fire247
 Notes261
 Index289