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Hesse-Biber, Sharlene

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sharlene Hesse-Biber
Women at work by Mary Frank Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am I thin enough yet? : the cult of thinness and the commercialization of identity by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Whether they are rich or poor, tall or short, liberal or conservative, most young American women have one thing in common - they want to be thin. And they are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get that way, even to the point of starving themselves. Why are America's women so preoccupied with weight? What has caused record numbers of young women - even before they reach their teenage years - to suffer from anorexia and bulimia? In Am I Thin Enough Yet?, Sharlene Hesse-Biber answers these questions and more, as she goes beyond traditional psychological explanations of eating disorders to level a powerful indictment against the social, political, and economic pressures women face in a weight-obsessed society. Packed with first-hand, intimate portraits of young women from a wide variety of backgrounds, and drawing on historical accounts and current material culled from both popular and scholarly sources, Am I Thin Enough Yet? offers a provocative new way of understanding why women feel the way they do about their minds and bodies. Specifically, Hesse-Biber highlights the various ways in which American families, schools, popular culture, and the health and fitness industry all undermine young women's self-confidence as they inculcate the notions that thinness is beauty and that a woman's body is more important than her mind. The book concludes with Hesse-Biber's prescriptions on how women can overcome their low self-image through therapy, spiritualism, and grass-roots efforts to empower themselves against a society obsessed with beauty and thinness
Mixed methods and credibility of evidence in evaluation by Donna M Mertens( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. Advances in understanding mixed methods are explored in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms with specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a results of the evaluation findings. -from back cover
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.16 for Am I thin ... to 0.33 for Women at w ...)

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Am I thin enough yet? : the cult of thinness and the commercialization of identity