By Julie Hepworth
`A readable e-book that comprises simplified details of a few complex ideas. it is going to turn out of profit to these readers within the box of girls and social reviews' - European consuming issues Review
The innovations awarded during this ebook are conscientiously argued, succinctly prepared, and really stimulating.... It provokes clinicians to consider remedy and the influence of diagnostic practices, it provokes researchers to invite assorted questions, and it provokes scholars to learn past dominant and traditional texts. it is a well timed and demanding ebook that merits to add prominently within the ongoing learn of anorexia nervosa' - Journal of neighborhood & utilized Social Psychology
`This ebook is clever, well-written and inspiration scary addition to present literature on consuming issues' - Feminism and Psychology
In this wide-ranging ebook, Julie Hepworth casts a serious gentle on our modern realizing of anorexia nervosa. She locates modern discourses of anorexia nervosa inside their old context, exhibiting how present practices stay prompted via medication, psychology, ideology and politics. She argues that anorexia nervosa has to be thought of in the political, social and gendered relationships that proceed to give a contribution to its definition. The ebook demonstrates the necessity for a brand new conceptualization of anorexia nervosa which might draw at the insights of discourse concept, feminism and postmodernism to create new understandings of anorexia nervosa inside of modern well-being care practices.