Asceticism, differentiation, government : 'anorexia nervosa' as an achievement

Tait, Gordon (1992) Asceticism, differentiation, government : 'anorexia nervosa' as an achievement. In The Australian Sociological Association Conference 1992 , December 1992, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia. (Unpublished)


As with the ancient Greeks, the self' is not something to be discovered, it is something to be created. Practices such as ascetic fasting are not expressions of the struggle between the authentic self and the external world, they are the very practices by which aself' is formed.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
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