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Author Warin, Megan, author.

Title Abject relations : everyday worlds of anorexia / Megan Warin
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 229 pages)
Series Studies in medical anthropology
Studies in medical anthropology.
Contents Steering a course between fields -- Knowing through the body -- The complexities of being anorexic -- Abject relations with food -- "Me and my disgusting body" -- Be-coming clean -- Reimagining anorexia
Summary Abject Relations presents an alternative approach to anorexia, long considered the epitome of a Western obsession with individualism, beauty, self-control, and autonomy. Through detailed ethnographic investigations, Megan Warin looks at the heart of what it means to live with anorexia on a daily basis. Participants describe difficulties with social relatedness, not being at home in their body, and feeling disgusting and worthless. For them, anorexia becomes a seductive and empowering practice that cleanses bodies of shame and guilt, becomes a friend and support, and allows
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anorexia nervosa.
Anorexia nervosa -- Patients -- Psychology
Anorexia nervosa -- Social aspects
Anorexia Nervosa -- psychology
Anorexia Nervosa
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Nervous System (incl. Brain)
MEDICAL -- General.
Anorexia nervosa.
Anorexia nervosa -- Social aspects.
Anorexia nervosa.
Sociale relaties.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813548210