Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Dis/Orders

ISBN-10: 0415418100

ISBN-13: 9780415418102

Edition: 2009

Authors: Helen Malson, Maree Burns, Maree Burns

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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Helen Malson is a Reader in Social Psychology at the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol.Maree Burns is the co-ordinator of the Eating Difficulties Education Network in New Zealand. 

List of contributors
Re-theorising the slash of dis/order: An introduction to critical feminist approaches to eating dis/orders
Theorising eating dis/orders in a changing world
Theorising self-starvation: Beyond risk, governmentality and the normalizing gaze
Feeding the body
Understanding obesity by understanding desire
Not just 'a white girl's thing': The changing face of food and body image problems
Interrogating cultural contexts of dis/ordered eating
A critical discussion of normativity in discourses on eating disorders
Beyond western dis/orders: Thinness and self-starvation of other-ed women
Anorexia/bulimia as resistance and conformity in pro-Ana and pro-Mia virtual conversations
How big girls become fat girls: The cultural production of problem eating and physical inactivity
In/visible bodies and embodiment
Fat, feelings, bodies: A critical approach to obesity
Bodies as (im)material? Bulimia and body image discourse
Appearing to disappear: Postmodern femininities and self-starved subjectivities
Weight management, good health and the will to normality
Critiquing the discourses and discursive practices of treatment
Food for thought: Embodied slimness and nursing within an eating disorders unit
The anorexic as femme fatale: Reproducing gender through the father/psychiatrist-daughter/patient relationship
'There's something in my brain that doesn't work properly': Weight loss surgery and the medicalisation of obesity
Therapeutic discourse and eating disorders in the context of power
Critical interventions
Anti-anorexia/bulimia: A polemics of life and death
Feminisms in practice: Challenges and opportunities for an eating issues community agency
Rediscovering a daughter
Complexities of power and meaning: A reflection on Parts IV and V
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