Feminism & Weight Bibliography

    Note: Books can be found in libraries, bookstores, or by mail from:
    Amplestuff, P.O. Box 116, Bearsville, NY 12409 PH: 845-679-3316.
    Gurze Books, P.O. Box 2238, Carlsbad, CA 92018 PH: 800-756-7533.


Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, and Matthews, Wendy Schempp. He & She: How Children Develop Their Sex-Role Identity. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1979.

Brown, Laura, PhD, and Rothblum, Esther, PhD, Eds. Overcoming Fear of Fat. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1989.

Brownmiller, Susan. Against Our Will New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975.

Chapkis, Wendy. Beauty Secrets: Women and the Politics of Appearance. Boston: Southend Press, 1986.

Chernin, Kim. The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Davis, Elizabeth Gould. The First Sex. New York: Putnam, 1971.

deBeauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex. Trans. & Ed. by H.M. Parshley New York: Knopf, 1971.

Dowling, Colette. The Cinderella Complex: Women’s Hidden Fear of Independence. New York: Pocket Books, 1981.

Ehrenreich, Barbara, and English, Dierdre. For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts’ Advice to Women. New York: Anchor Books, 1978.

Fallon, Patricia, Katzman, Melanie A., and Wooley, Susan C., Eds. Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders. New York: Guilford Press, 1994.

Freedman, Rita. Beauty Bound: Why we pursue the myth in the mirror. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1986.

Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique. New York: Norton, 1963.

Friday, Nancy. My Mother, My Self. New York: Dell, 1977.

Garrison, Terry Nicholetti. Fed Up! A Woman’s Guide to Freedom from the Diet/Weight Prison. New York: Carroll and Graff, 1993.

Goodman, W. Charisse. The Invisible Woman: Confronting Weight Prejudice in America. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1995.

Gornick, Vivian. Essays in Feminism. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.

Greer, Germaine. The Female Eunuch. New York: Bantam, 1971.

Hall, Lindsey. Full Lives: Women Who Have Freed Themselves from Food and Weight Obsession. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1995.

Hatfield, Elaine, and Sprecher, Susan. Mirror, Mirror: The Importance of looks in Everyday Life. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1986.

Hirschmann, Jane and Munter, Carol. When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1995.

Hutchinson, Marcia Germaine. Transforming Body Image: Learning to love the body you have. Trumansburg, NY: The Crossing Press, 1985.

Kaplan, Jane Rachel, Ed. A Woman’s Conflict: The Special Relationship Between Women and Food. Englewood, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980.

Lakoff, Robin Tolmach, and Scherr, Raquel L. Face Value: The Politics of Beauty. Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984.

Lawrence, Marilyn, Ed. Fed Up and Hungry: Women, Oppression and Food. New York: P. Bedrick Books, 1987.

Millett, Kate. Sexual Politics. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970.

Mitchell, Juliet. Women’s Estate. New York: Vintage, 1973.

Morgan, Elaine. The Descent of Woman. New York: Stein & Day, 1972.

Morgan, Robin, Ed. Sisterhood is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberation Movement. New York: Vintage, 1970.

NAAFA, Inc. Size-Acceptance & Self-Acceptance. Sacramento, CA: NAAFA, Inc., 1995.

Newman, Leslea. Eating Our Hearts out: Personal Accounts of Women’s Relationship to Food Freedom. CA: Crossing Press, 1993.

Orbach, Susie. Fat is a Feminist Issue. New York and London: Paddington Press, 1978.

Perutz, Kathryn. Beyond the Looking Glass: America’s Beauty Culture. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1970.

Rossi, Alice S., Ed. The Feminist Papers: From Adams to deBeauvoir. New York: Bantam, 1974.

Sanford, Linda Tschirhart, and Donovan, Mary Ellen. Women and Self-Esteem: Understanding and Improving the Way We Think and Feel About Ourselves. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984.

Schneir, Miriam, Ed. Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings. New York: Random House, 1972.

Schoenfelder, Lisa, and Wieser, Barb, Eds. Shadow on a Tightrope, Writings by Women on Fat Oppression. Iowa City: Aunt Lute Book Co., 1983.

Schwartz, Hillel. Never Satisfied: A Cultural History of Diets, Fantasies, and Fat. New York: Free Press, 1986.

Seid, Roberta Pollack, PhD. Never Too Thin: Why Women are at War with their Bodies New York: Prentice Hall, 1989.

Wiley, Carol, Ed. Journeys to Self-Acceptance: Fat Women Speak. Trumansburg, NY: The Crossing Press, 1994.

Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth: How images of beauty are used against women. New York: Anchor Books, 1991.

Zerbe, Katheryn J., MD. The Body Betrayed: A Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders, and Treatment. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1995.


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