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By Emily Fox-Kales

ISBN-10: 1438435282

ISBN-13: 9781438435282

ISBN-10: 1438435290

ISBN-13: 9781438435299

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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