The At Issue Series offers a wide range of opinions on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives - eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations provide a gateway to future research.
This volume explores the issues surrounding anorexia, a serious eating disorder affecting up to one percent of girls and women in the United States. Chapters discuss the roles of sociocultural influences and genetics in causing anorexia; a possible connection to Asperger syndrome; the effectiveness of internet-based treatment programs; and the potential danger of pro-anorexia web sites.
"Interesting and would be great discussion starters in a health class, a women's studies class, or a sociology class. There is a helpful list of organizations to contact, a useful bibliography and an index."
--Ludington Library Reviews, January, 2011
Price: US $34.45