Abstract

Analysis of Young Adult literature spanning 1975-1999 reveals an imbedded link between body image, weight, and sexuality: thinner young women are portrayed as powerful and in control, while larger women are depicted as sexually passive and irresponsible. Young Adult fiction, often maligned or ignored by literary critics, is an important body of work that should be studied by women's studies scholars, literary critics, and educators.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2151-7371
Print ISSN
2151-7363
Pages
pp. 45-56
Launched on MUSE
2003-09-04
Open Access
No
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