Father Hunger

Father Hunger

Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness

Book - 2004 | 2nd ed.
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"Father Hunger" is the emptiness experienced by women whose fathers were physically or emotionally absent--a void that leads to unrealistic body image, yo-yo dieting, food fears and disordered eating patterns. The term, which is now part of the psychology lexicon, originated with the first edition of this work in 1991.
After having completed a decade's worth of further investigation, Dr. Maine has updated the information about men and their daughters in this second edition. She offers a new crash course on being a girl in today's culture, based on her expertise as a leading eating disorders prevention advocate. This edition describes the origins of father hunger and its effect on the family, with even more practical solutions to help fathers and daughters understand and improve their relationships. Alsoincluded is an expanded section for educators and therapists to help them more effectively prevent and treat the problems that occur between dads and daughters.
Publisher: Carlsbad, CA : G├╝rze Books, c2004.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780936077499
Branch Call Number: 616.8526 MAINE
Characteristics: xvii, 317 p. ; 23 cm.

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