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The Resource Appetites : why women want, Caroline Knapp

Appetites : why women want, Caroline Knapp

Label
Appetites : why women want
Title
Appetites
Title remainder
why women want
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Knapp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What do women want? Did Freud have any idea how difficult that question would become for women to answer? In Appetites, Caroline Knapp confronts that question and boldly reframes it, asking instead: How does a woman know, and then honor, what it is she wants in a culture bent on shaping, defining, and controlling women and their desires? In this, her final book, completed shortly before her death last June, she turns her eye toward how a woman's appetite--for food, for love, for work, and for pleasure--is shaped and constrained by culture. She uses her early battle with anorexia as a powerful exploration of what can happen when we are divorced from our most basic hungers--and offers her own success as testament to the joy of saying "I want."
Summary
The author draws on her own experience with anorexia to consider the challenge of women to know and honor their wants in a culture that would control a woman's expression of desire
Biography type
contains biographical information
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205410
Cataloging source
DLC
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d. 2002
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Knapp, Caroline
Dewey number
  • 362.196852620092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Knapp, Caroline
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Appetite
Target audience
adult
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why women want
Label
Appetites : why women want, Caroline Knapp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211])
Control code
ocm50868247
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
210, [1] p.
Isbn
9781582432250
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152118
System control number
(Sirsi) ADK-4248
Label
Appetites : why women want, Caroline Knapp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211])
Control code
ocm50868247
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
210, [1] p.
Isbn
9781582432250
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152118
System control number
(Sirsi) ADK-4248

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