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by Megan Warin




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 them to forge new social relations.

Unraveling anorexia's complex relationships and contradictions, Warin provides a new theoretical perspective rooted in a socio-cultural context of bodies and gender. Abject Relations departs from conventional psychotherapy approaches and offers a different "logic," one that involves the shifting forces of power, disgust, and desire and provides new ways of thinking that may have implications for future treatment regimes.

Download Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia (Studies in Medical Anthropology) epub
ISBN: 0813546907
ISBN13: 978-0813546902
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Author: Megan Warin
Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press; None ed. edition (October 23, 2009)
Pages: 248 pages
ePUB size: 1497 kb
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