Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders

Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders

Book - 1994
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Guilford Pr
This important work illuminates the relationship between the anguish of eating disorder sufferers and the problems of ordinary women. It covers a wide variety of issues from ways in which gender may predispose women to eating disorders to the widespread cultural concerns these problems symbolize. Chapters all share three basic elements: The psychology of women is reflected in the concepts and methods described; there is an explicit commitment to political and social equality for women; and therapy is reevaluated based on an understanding of the needs of women patients and the potentially differing contributions of male and female therapists.

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A collection of 22 articles that synthesizes the considerable feminist thought on eating disorders over the past few years. They consider the history of eating disorders and the therapy for them, the contribution of women therapists, treatment issues, reconstructing the female text, and possible improvements in politics, advertising, education and research. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780898621808
Branch Call Number: 616.8526
Characteristics: xix, 465 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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