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Blank, Hanne. Big Big Love: A Sourcebook on Sex for People of Size and Those Who Love Them. San Francisco: Greenery Press, 2000.

Zaftig: Well-Rounded Erotica. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2001.

Bordo, Susan. Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa. New York: Vintage, 2000.

Byrd, Ayana D. and Lori L. Tharps. Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America. New York: St. Martinís Press, 2002.

Edison, Laurie Toby and Debbir Notkin. Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes. Books in Focus, 1994.

Edut, Ophira and Rebecca Walker. Body Outlaws: Young Women Write About Body Image and Identity. San Francisco: Seal Press, 2000.

Ensler, Eve. The Vagina Monologues: The V-Day Edition. New York: Villard, 2000.

Ensler, Eve. Good Body. New York: Villard, 2004.

Etcoff, Nancy. Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty. New York: Anchor Books, 1999.

Fraser, Laura. Losing It: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry. New York: Plume, 1998.

Gilman, Sander L. Making the Body Beautiful: A Cultural History of Aesthetic Surgery. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Grealy, Lucy. Autobiography of a Face. New York: HarperPerennial, 1995.

hooks, bell. Black Looks: Race and Representation. Boston: South End Press, 1992.

Jarrell, Donna and Ira Sukrungruang. What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology. Orlando: Harcourt, 2003.

Kilbourne, Jean. Canít Buy Me Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel. New York: The Free Press, 2000.

Knapp, Caroline. Appetites: Why Women Want. New York: Counterpoint, 2003.

Mundy, Alicia. Dispensing with the Truth: The Victimís, The Drug Companies, and the Dramatic Story Behind the Battle Over Fen-Phen. New York: St. Martinís Press, 2001.

Muscio, Inga. Cunt: A Declaration of Independence. Seattle: Seal Press, 1998.

Nam, Vickie. Yell-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American. New York: Perennial Currents, 2001.

Nichter, Mimi. Fat Talk: What Girls and Their Parents Say About Dieting. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.

Odes, Rebecca, Esther Drill, and Heather McDonald. Deal With It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a Gurl. New York: Pocket books, 1999.

Odes, Rebecca, Esther Drill, and Heather McDonald. The Looks Book: A Whole New Approach to Beauty, Body Image, and Style. New York: Penguin, 2002.

Peiss, Kathy. Hope in a Jar: The Making of Americaís Beauty Culture.

New York: Metropolitan Books, 1998.

Pipher, Mary. Hunger Pains: The Modern Womanís Tragic Quest for Thinness. New York: Ballantine, 1995.

Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. New York: Ballantine, 1994.

Stearns, Peter N. Fat History: Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West. New York, London: New York University Press, 1997.

Steinem, Gloria. "Sex, Lies and Advertising" MS Magazine, July/August 1990.

Steiner-Adair, Catherine, Niva Piran, and Michael P. Levine, eds. Preventing Eating Disorders: A Handbook of Interventions and Special Challenges. NY: Routledge Press, 1999.

Wann, Marilyn. Fat!So? Because You Donít Have to Apologize for Your Size! Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1998.

Ward, Janie Victoria. The Skin We're In: Teaching Children to Be Emotionally Strong, Socially Smart, Spiritually Connected. New York: Free Press, 2000.

Wolfe, Naomi. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women. New York: Anchor; reprint edition, 1992.

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The Strength to Resist: The Media's Impact on Women and Girls

A film by Jean Kilbourne on the impact of advertising on womenís sense of self. Available from Cambridge Documentary Films, PO Box 390385 Cambridge, MA 02139. www.cambridgedocumentaryfilms.org.

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