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Brumberg, Joan Jacobs

Overview
Works: 44 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 7,114 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Short films  Manuscripts  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Former owner
Classifications: RC552.A5, 616.85262
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Most widely held works about Joan Jacobs Brumberg
 
Most widely held works by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
The body project : an intimate history of American girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Girls today are in crisis - and this book shows why. Drawing on a vast array of lively historical sources, unpublished diaries by adolescent girls, and photographs that conjure up memories of the past, The Body Project chronicles how growing up in a female body has changed over the past century and why that experience is more difficult today than ever before." "Girls' bodies have certainly changed - they mature much earlier - but at the same time traditional social supports for girls' growth and development have collapsed. The media and popular culture exploit girls' normal sensitivity to their changing bodies, and many girls grow up believing that "good looks"--Rather than "good works"--represent the highest form of female perfection. With an eye for the humor in as well as the pain of female adolescence, Joan Jacobs Brumberg shows how American girls came to define themselves increasingly through their appearance, so that today the body has become their primary project."--Jacket
Fasting girls : the emergence of anorexia nervosa as a modern disease by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historische studie met veel aandacht voor de factoren die invloed hebben op het meer bekend worden van en meer aandacht besteden aan deze ziekte
Fasting girls : the history of anorexia nervosa by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Fasting Girls first appeared in 1988, anorexia nervosa was widely considered a new disease. In fact, most people thought it would go away. Joan Jacobs Brumberg's book changed that perception by demonstrating when and where anorexia nervosa originated and why it has become so "popular" in our time. A classic work that is both a biography of the disease and a sustained inquiry into the cultural forces that perpetuate it, Fasting Girls - newly revised and updated - will stand for years as the authoritative book on the subject." "Fasting Girls looks to the history of anorexia nervosa for answers to some of the most persistent questions about its origins, demographics, and treatment. Brumberg presents a tableau of female self-denial dating back as far as the thirteenth century: medieval martyrs who used starvation to demonstrate religious devotion, "wonders of science" whose families capitalized on their ability to survive on flower petals and air, silent screen stars whose strict "slimming" regimens inspired a generation. Along the way she traces the shifting social and cultural influences that have shaped how the disorder is perceived. Incisive, compassionate, and illuminating, Fasting Girls offers real understanding to victims and their families, clinicians, and all who are interested in the history and future of this complex and characteristically female disease."--Jacket
Mission for life : the story of the family of Adoniram Judson, the dramatic events of the first American foreign mission, and the course of evangelical religion in the nineteenth century by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) was born at Malden and reared at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and was the first American to become a fully committed evangelical foreign missionary, first for the Congregationalists in 1812, but almost immediately for the American Baptists. He served chiefly in Burma, married three times (his first two wives died in mission field, and the third was a fiction writer who thereafter used her talents as a missionary publicist)--and was notable for his will- ingness to use popular cultural forms to push the cause of religion. Descendants lived in New York, Pennsylvania and elsewhere
Kansas Charley : the story of a Nineteenth-Century boy murderer by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the century-old juvenile murder case of Charles Miller, citing such factors as his orphaned state at the age of six, his inability to find a safe home, and the influences of poverty and abuse that lead to his murder of two other young men, and his controversial, politically motivated execution in Wyoming
Girls : moving beyond myth( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary focuses on the sexual dilemmas and difficult life choices young girls face as they come of age in contemporary American culture. Challenging long-held myths about girlhood, the film draws on the insights of girls themselves to explore and shed light on their actual lived experience as they navigate our increasingly hyper-sexualized society
"A paradise for boys and girls" : children's camps in the Adirondacks by Hallie E Bond( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, volunteering, and health policy : historical perspectives and contemporary viewpoints( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NH Book Bag : [Brumberg, The body project]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illness called woman by Esther Fischer-Homberger( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speakers describe the late 19th and early 20th century views on women as a diseased "thing."
Geneva's adobe houses : an architectural who-done-it by G. David Brumberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Modernity, postmodernity, and human reproductive processes by Adele E Clarke( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clarke discusses the modern and post-modern views of the lived, social, and political bodies in reproductive technologies and their reproductive goals, focusing particularly on the issue of abortion. Brumberg joins Clarke for commentary and discussion
The cultural and developmental significance of American males' experiences of first ejaculation (semenarche) by Loren Frankel( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anorexia nervosa : why so much now? A historian considers the sources of the current epidemic by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brumberg presents the characteristics of anorexia nervosa and shows the cultural, psychological, biological, and historical causes of this disorder
What does the O.J. Simpson trial reveal about American society? by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sexual harassment of students at Cornell by Joan Roos Egner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The panel discussed the creation, distribution, and results of a survey on sexual harassment at Cornell
New York State College of Human Ecology Centennial records by New York State College of Human Ecology( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Records concerning the year-long College of Human Ecology Centennial Celebration (2000-01) and the related development program, including minutes of meetings, memoranda, brochures, background on Joan Jacobs Brumberg's course "Archival Research: Exploring the History of Home Economics" and the subsequent exhibition "From Domesticity to Modernity: What Was Home Economics?" Includes a CD of the exhibition web site and a time capsule created by Human Ecology students, to be opened in 2025
Thin by Lauren Greenfield( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This work chronicles an emotional journey that follows four patients through the Renfrew Center, a residential facility in Florida dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders, and includes portraits of fifteen other residents of diverse ages and backgrounds. Critically acclaimed for Girl Culture and Fast Forward, the author continues her exploration of contemporary female culture with this work, a book about eating disorders. The photographs are paired with extensive interviews and journal entries from twenty girls and women who are suffering from various afflictions. We meet 15-year-old Brittany, who is convinced that being thin is the only way to gain acceptance among her peers; Alisa, a divorced mother of two whose hatred of her body is manifested in her relentless compulsion to purge; Shelly, who has been battling anorexia for six years and has had a feeding tube surgically implanted in her stomach; as well as many others. Alongside these personal stories are essays on the sociology and science of eating disorders by renowned researchers Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Dr. David Herzog, and Dr. Michael Strober. These intimate photographs, frank voices, and thoughtful discussions combine to make the book a portrait of profound understanding
The ethnological mirror : American evangelical women and their heathen sisters, 1870-1910 by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kansas Charley The Boy Murderer by Joan Jacobs Brumberg( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most Americans regard?kids who kill" as a modern phenomenon, but the tragic tale of?Kansas Charley" shows that violent boys are a long-standing problem. Charles Miller was a seventeen-year-old orphan who was hanged in Wyoming in 1892 for a horrific double murder committed when he was only fifteen. This true story takes us into a world of poverty and abuse, revealing the people and places that shaped Charley's behavior, his crime and his punishment. The author brings to life a thought-provoking chapter in the history of the juvenile justice system
 
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The body project : an intimate history of American girls
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Joan Jacobs Brumberg Social historian

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Fasting girls : the history of anorexia nervosaKansas Charley : the story of a Nineteenth-Century boy murderer"A paradise for boys and girls" : children's camps in the AdirondacksNH Book Bag : [Brumberg, The body project]Thin