By Emily Fox-Kales
Combining the analytical instruments of cinema stories with insights from medical perform excited about consuming issues, physique photographs deals a compelling case for common media literacy to strive against the results of the "eating disordered tradition" represented in Hollywood productions and renowned pictures of star existence.
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Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders (Excelsior Editions) by Emily Fox-Kales