Abject Relations : Everyday Worlds of Anorexia (Paperback)

Author: Warin, Megan

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Abject Relations presents an alternative approach to anorexia, through detailed ethnographic investigations. Megan Warin looks at the heart of what it means to live with anorexia on a daily basis. 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.

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Publisher Rutgers Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780813546902
SKU 211295672
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0813546907
Release Date 11/1/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 0.5T
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Editors Note 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.
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Number of Pages 0229
Publisher Rutgers University Press

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