Young Women and the Body

A Feminist Sociology

  • Liz Frost
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Liz Frost
    Pages 1-9
  3. Liz Frost
    Pages 10-33
  4. Liz Frost
    Pages 34-59
  5. Liz Frost
    Pages 60-81
  6. Liz Frost
    Pages 82-107
  7. Liz Frost
    Pages 108-130
  8. Liz Frost
    Pages 170-193
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 199-213

About this book


Young Women and the Body sets out to examine why the current generation of young women seem to be deeply unhappy with their own bodies. Dieting and disguising are commonplace, and inflicting serious harm by no means rare in fourteen to eighteen year olds. Despite prophesies to the contrary boys and adults are suffering far less. Drawing on feminist social constructionist perspectives the book seeks to examine this epidemic of body-hatred.


feminism Generation sexuality sociology women

Authors and affiliations

  • Liz Frost
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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