ISBN-10:
0761953094
ISBN-13:
9780761953098
Pub. Date:
06/22/1999
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
The Social Construction of Anorexia Nervosa / Edition 1

The Social Construction of Anorexia Nervosa / Edition 1

by Julie Hepworth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761953098
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/22/1999
Series: Inquiries in Social Construction Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Dr Julie Hepworth is Lecturer in the Department of Public Health at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: EARLY IDEAS ABOUT SELF-STARVATION AND ANOREXIA NERVOSA
From Religion to Madness
Religious and Medical Interpretations of Self-Starvation
The Late Nineteenth-Century Medical Discovery of Anorexia Nervosa
Early Social, Cultural and Feminist Theories of Anorexia Nervosa
PART TWO: HEALTH CARE WORKERS' CONSTRUCTION OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Constructions of Gender and Identity in Anorexia Nervosa
The Multiplicity and Diversity of Causes of Anorexia Nervosa
Clinical Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa
PART THREE: POSTMODERNISM, THE BODY, AND THERAPY: IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE
Anorexia Nervosa, Postmodern Readings of the Body and Narrative Therapy
Self, Psychotherapy and Participation in the Public Domain

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