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Calories & corsets : a history of dieting over 2,000 years

Foxcroft, Louise, 1956-2011
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This work tells the story of our complicated relationship with food, the fashions and fads of body shape, and how cultural norms have changed over time. Foxcroft reveals the absurd lengths people go to in order to achieve the perfect body, from eating carbolic soap to swallowing tapeworm.
Imprint:
London : Profile, 2011.
Collation:
232 p. : ill., port. ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781846684258 (hbk)1846684250 (hbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
569278
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