Twenty-two experts share their extensive knowledge on women's preoccupation with body size. They consider the continuum of eating behaviours ranging from dieting and exercise for weight control to anorexia and bulimia, as well as exploring recent research in such areas as failure of dieting to control weight, and the increasingly disputed links traditionally made between weight and health.
Catrina Brown, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University in Halifax, cross-appointed to Women's Studies and Nursing. She is also a feminist psychotherapist in private practice with a focus on eating "disorders." Karin Jasper, Ph.D., M.Ed., is a feminist phychotherapist and community educator in Toronto.