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Body Size

How does it work? Our books are sorted into four meta-categories and twenty-one subject-based categories. Click on a meta-category to view and select categories. You can use your search-in-text feature (Mac: apple+f   PC: ctrl+f) to find a specific title or author, or you can scroll through the categories. Feel free to drop by the center and browse our books in person while we work on a proper card catalog.

Body Size

  • Blank, Hanne. Big Big Love: A Sourcebook on Sex for People of Size and Those Who Love Them. Greenery Press, 2000.
  • Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. The body project: An intimate history of American girls. New York: Random House, 1997.
  • Chernin, Kim. The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1981.
  • Chapkis, Wendy. Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appearance. South End Press, 1986.
  • Cooper, Charlotte. Fat and Proud: The Politics of Size. The Women’s Press, 1998.
  • Edut, Ophira. Body outlaws: Rewriting the rules of beauty and body image. Expanded and updated 2nd ed. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2003.
  • Erdman, Cheri K. Nothing to Lose: A Guide to Sane Living in a Larger Body. Harper Collins Publishers, 1996.
  • Kano, Susan. Making Peace With Food: Freeing Yourself from the Diet/Weight Obsession. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989.
  • Orbach, Susie. Hunger Strike: The Anorectic’s Struggle as a Metaphor for Our Age. W. W. Norton & Company, 1986.
  • Rice, Rochelle. Real Fitness for Real Women. Warner Books, 2001.
  • Spitzack, Carole. Confessing Excess: Women and the Politics of Body Reduction. State University of New York Press, 1990.
  • Wann, Marilyn. Fat!So? Ten Speed Press, 1998.

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