Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness

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Are you ripped? Do you need to work on your abs? Do you know your ideal body weight? Your body fat index? Increasingly, Americans are being sold on a fitness ideal -- not just thin but toned, not just muscular but cut -- that is harder and harder to reach. In Body Panic , Shari L. Dworkin and Faye Linda Wachs ask why. How did these particular body types come to be "fit"? And how is it that having an unfit, or "bad," body gets conflated with being an unfit, or "bad," citizen? Dworkin and Wachs head to the newsstand for ...

Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness 2009, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814719688

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Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness 2009, New York University Press, New York

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