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Author Hepworth, Julie.

Title The social construction of anorexia nervosa / Julie Hepworth.

Imprint London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.1968 H529S    Check Shelf
Description 146 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Inquiries in social construction
Inquiries in social construction.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-136) and index.
Summary "This book shows how anorexia nervosa must be considered in its social and cultural contexts in order to be understood and treated." "The author examines the historical context as well as the contemporary, ongoing debates about anorexia nervosa to demonstrate how current practices are continually influenced and modified by medicine, psychology, ideology and politics." "This book clearly and comprehensively illustrates the need to re-evaluate anorexia nervosa. By drawing on the insights of discourse theory, feminism and postmodernism, the author points the way to a new understanding of the condition and, by extension, of those who suffer from it."--Jacket.
Contents pt. I. Early Ideas About Self-starvation and Anorexia Nervosa. 1. From Religion to Madness: Religious and Medical Interpretations of Self-starvation. 2. The Late Nineteenth Century Medical Discovery of Anorexia Nervosa. 3. Early Social, Cultural and Feminist Theories of Anorexia Nervosa -- pt. II. Health Care Workers' Constructions of Anorexia Nervosa. 4. Constructions of Gender and Identity in Anorexia Nervosa. 5. The Multiplicity and Diversity of Causes of Anorexia Nervosa. 6. Clinical Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa -- pt. III. Postmodernism, the Body and Therapy: Implications for Practice. 7. Anorexia Nervosa, Postmodern Readings of the Body and Narrative Therapy. 8. Self, Psychology and Participation in the Public Domain.
Subject Anorexia nervosa -- Social aspects.
Anorexia Nervosa -- psychology. (DNLM)D000856Q000523
Attitude of Health Personnel. (DNLM)D001291
Psychology, Social. (DNLM)D011593
Anorexia nervosa -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00809959
Anorexia nervosa (DE-588)4002144-0
Anorexia nervosa.
Sociale aspecten.
Culturele aspecten.
ISBN 0761953086
0761953094 (pbk.)
9780761953098 (pbk.)
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