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Anorexic Bodies

A Feminist and Sociological Perspective on Anorexia Nervosa

By Morag MacSween, Morag Macsween

Routledge – 1995 – 280 pages

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    978-0-415-02847-9
    November 2nd 1995

Description

This book explores the ways in which anorexic women use their eating to control their bodies. It argues that the female body in modern Western culture is understood as open and accessible and female appetite as dangerous and voracious. Anorexia attempts to resist both these constructions in the creation of a closed, desireless body. Since anorexic women resist the power of collective ideologies their resistance cannot work - the closed body becomes its own prison.

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'Convincing and highly accessible … a significant addition to the existing literature.' - Journal of Gender Studies

Name: Anorexic Bodies: A Feminist and Sociological Perspective on Anorexia Nervosa (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Morag MacSween, Morag Macsween. This book explores the ways in which anorexic women use their eating to control their bodies. It argues that the female body in modern Western culture is understood as open and accessible and female appetite as dangerous and voracious. Anorexia attempts...
Categories: Eating Disorders - All - Adult, Eating Disorders - Anorexia - Adult