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Appetites : Why Women Want - 03 edition

Appetites : Why Women Want (ISBN10: 1582432260; ISBN13: 9781582432267)
ISBN13: 978-1582432267
ISBN10: 1582432260

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1582432250
ISBN10: 1582432252

Summary: What do women want? Did Freud have any idea how difficult that question would become for women to answer? In Appetites, Caroline Knapp confronts that question and boldly reframes it, asking, instead: How does a woman know, and then honor, what it is she wants in a culture bent on shaping, defining, and controlling women and their desires? Knapp, bestselling author of Drinking: A Love Story and Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs, has turned her br
illiant eye towards how a woman's appetite - for food, for love, for work, and for pleasure - is shaped and constrained by culture. She uses her early battle with anorexia as a powerful exploration of what can happen when we are divorced from our most basic hungers - and offers her own success as testament to the joy of saying, "I want."
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Summary: What do women want? Did Freud have any idea how difficult that question would become for women to answer? In Appetites, Caroline Knapp confronts that question and boldly reframes it, asking, instead: How does a woman know, and then honor, what it is she wants in a culture bent on shaping, defining, and controlling women and their desires? Knapp, bestselling author of Drinking: A Love Story and Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs, has turned her brilliant eye towards how a woman's appetite - for food, for love, for work, and for pleasure - is shaped and constrained by culture. She uses her early battle with anorexia as a powerful exploration of what can happen when we are divorced from our most basic hungers - and offers her own success as testament to the joy of saying, "I want." ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Year Published: 2003
International: No



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