Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Dis/Orders

Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Dis/Orders

by Helen Malson, Maree Burns
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415418100

ISBN-13: 9780415418102

Pub. Date: 06/26/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Over the past decade there have been significant shifts both in feminist approaches to the field of eating disorders and in the ways in which gender, bodies, body weight, body management and food are understood, represented and regulated within the dominant cultural milieus of the early twenty-first century.

Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Dis/Orders

Overview

Over the past decade there have been significant shifts both in feminist approaches to the field of eating disorders and in the ways in which gender, bodies, body weight, body management and food are understood, represented and regulated within the dominant cultural milieus of the early twenty-first century.

Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Dis/Orders addresses these developments, exploring how eating disordered subjectivities, experiences and body management practices are theorised and researched within postmodern and post-structuralist feminist frameworks.

Bringing together an international range of cutting-edge, contemporary feminist research and theory on eating disorders, this book explores how anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and obesity cannot be adequately understood in terms of individual mental illness and deviation from the norm but are instead continuous with the dominant cultural ideas and values of contemporary cultures.

This book will be essential reading for academic, graduate and post-graduate researchers with an interest in eating disorders and critical feminist scholarship, across a range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, cultural studies and gender studies as well as clinicians interested in exploring innovative theory and practice in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415418102
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/26/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Katzman, Foreword. Malson, Burns, Re-Theorising the Slash of Dis/Order: An Introduction to Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Dis/Orders. Part 1. Theorising Eating Dis/Orders in a Changing World. Eckermann, Theorising Self-Starvation: Beyond Risk, Governmentality and the Normalizing Gaze. Sayers, Feeding the Body. Gard, Understanding Obesity by Understanding Desire. Bordo, Not Just ‘A White Girl's Thing’: The Changing Face of Food and Body Image Problems. Part 2. Interrogating Cultural Contexts of Dis/Ordered Eating. Saukko, A Critical Discussion of Normativity in Discourses on Eating Disorders. Nasser, Malson, Beyond Western Dis/Orders: Thinness and Self-Starvation of Other-ED Women. Day, Keys, Anorexia/Bulimia as Resistance and Conformity in Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia Virtual Conversations. Rice, How Big Girls Become Fat Girls: The Cultural Production of Problem Eating and Physical Inactivity. Part 3. In/Visible Bodies and Embodiment. Probyn, Fat, Feelings, Bodies: A Critical Approach to Obesity. Burns, Bodies as (Im)Material? Bulimia and Body Image Discourse. Malson, Appearing to Disappear: Postmodern Femininities and Self-Starved Subjectivities. LeBesco, Weight Management, Good Health, and the Will to Normality. Part 4. Critiquing the Discourses and Discursive Practices of Treatment. Surtees, Food for Thought: Embodied Slimness and Nursing Within an Eating Disorders Unit. Moulding, The Anorexic as Femme Fatale: Reproducing Gender Through the Father/Psychiatrist-Daughter/Patient Relationship. Throsby, ‘There’s Something in My Brain that Doesn’t Work Properly’: Weight Loss Surgery and the Medicalisation of Obesity. Guilfoyle, Therapeutic Discourse and Eating Disorders in the Context of Power. Part 5. Critical Interventions. Epston, Maisel, Anti-Anorexia/Bulimia: A Polemics of Life And Death. Burns, Tyrer, The Eating Difficulties Education Network (EDEN), Feminisms in Practice: Challenges and Opportunities for an Eating Issues Community Agency. Treadgold, Treadgold, Treadgold, Rediscovering a Daughter. Gremillion, Complexities of Power and Meaning: A Reflection on Parts IV And V.

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