The Thin Woman Helen Malson

ISBN: 9780203360545

Published: November 13th 1997

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The Thin Woman  by  Helen Malson

The Thin Woman by Helen Malson
November 13th 1997 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 0 pages | ISBN: 9780203360545 | 3.43 Mb

Why are so many women and girls distressed about their bodies, about food and about being a woman? The Thin Woman offers new feminist and post-structuralist insights into the problems of anorexia nervosa.Helen Malson draws on historical andMoreWhy are so many women and girls distressed about their bodies, about food and about being a woman?

The Thin Woman offers new feminist and post-structuralist insights into the problems of anorexia nervosa.Helen Malson draws on historical and contemporary literature to complement the findings of her own original research, based on the findings from a series of interviews with women diagnosed as anorexic.

What does the medical profession know about anorexia? This volume questions the diagnosis of this eating disorder as a medical pathology, and asks the best way to understand this problem. In reviewing the history of diagnosis concerning anorexia along with her interviews, we can begin to see the problem as one socially situated in the conceptions of gender, subjectivity and control.



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