Abject Relations Everyday Worlds of Anorexia
Edition: 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Abject Relationspresents an alternative approach to anorexia, long considered the epitome of a Western obsession with individualism, beauty, self-control, and autonomy. Through detailed ethnographic investigations, Megan Warin looks at the heart of what it means to live with anorexia on a daily basis. Participants describe difficulties with social relatedness, not being at home in their body, and feeling disgusting and worthless. For them, anorexia becomes a seductive and empowering practice that cleanses bodies of shame and guilt, becomes a friend and support, and allows them to forge new social relations.Unraveling anorexia’s complex relationships and contradictions, Warin provides a new theoretical perspective rooted in a socio-cultural context of bodies and gender.Abject Relationsdeparts from conventional psychotherapy approaches and offers a different “logic,” one that involves the shifting forces of power, disgust, and desire and provides new ways of thinking that may have implications for future treatment regimes.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Steering a Course between Fields|
|Knowing through the Body|
|The Complexities of Being Anorexic|
|Abject Relations with Food|
|"Me and My Disgusting Body"|