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Author Hepworth, Julie.

Title The social construction of anorexia nervosa / Julie Hepworth
Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (146 pages) : illustrations
Series Inquiries in social construction
Inquiries in social construction.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-136) and index
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Subject Anorexia nervosa -- Social aspects.
Anorexia Nervosa -- psychology.
Attitude of Health Personnel.
Psychology, Social.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585330050 (electronic bk.)
9780585330051 (electronic bk.)