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Type: Book
Title: Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia
Author: Warin, M.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2010
Series/Report no.: Studies in Medical Anthropology
ISBN: 0813546893
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Megan Warin
Abstract: 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. © 2010 by Rutgers University Press. All Rights Reserved.
Rights: Copyright (c) 2009 Megan Warinyright.(c)Rutgers University Press
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