Why Women?: Gender Issues and Eating Disorders

Why Women?: Gender Issues and Eating Disorders

by Bridgett Dolan
     
 

Bulimia and anorexia nervosa are now so prevalent that they affect more than 1 in 100 women in Western Europe. Yet only a handful of specialist treatment centres exists and little funding is available for research to combat these problems. Is this because the majority of those people affected are women? If eating disorders affected 1 in 100 men would more be done to…  See more details below

Overview

Bulimia and anorexia nervosa are now so prevalent that they affect more than 1 in 100 women in Western Europe. Yet only a handful of specialist treatment centres exists and little funding is available for research to combat these problems. Is this because the majority of those people affected are women? If eating disorders affected 1 in 100 men would more be done to eradicate them? This book explores some of the crucial psychological, behavioural, cultural, sexual and political factors which may contribute to the gender specificity of eating disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780485121063
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Edition description:
New updated edition
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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