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Beyond Anorexia Narrative, Spirituality and Recovery

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ISBN-10: 0521629837

ISBN-13: 9780521629836

Edition: 1998

Authors: Catherine J. Garrett

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Beyond Anorexia is a sociological exploration of how people recover from what medicine labels eating disorders, and the first book to focus exclusively on recovery. Beginning with her own autobiography, and drawing on conversations with over thirty other former sufferers, Catherine Garrett demonstrates that narrative is fundamental to social theory and to healing. Her central claim is that recovery is a spiritual experience reconnecting the self with body, nature and society. She analyses spirituality and its relationship with formal religion along with its association with the ascetic rituals of eating disorders. Recovery is shown to be key to full understanding of anorexia, and the…    
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.02" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Personal Sociology
Descent and return
Researching recovery
Autobiography, narrative and healing
Anorexia and Recovery
Reinterpreting 'anorexia'
Reinterpreting 'recovery'
Recovery stories
Society and spirit
Rituals of self-transformation
Spiritual stories
The Body
Recreating the body
The sexual body
The knowing body