Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-136) and index.
Examining the ways in which practitioners work with the complexities of anorexia and resolve clinical dilemmas and ambiguities, Hepworth critically discusses the contribution of postmodernism to the explanation and treatment of the condition.
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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 -- part 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 -- part 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.