The Social Construction of Anorexia Nervosa

Hepworth, Julie (1999) The Social Construction of Anorexia Nervosa. Inquiries in Social Construction series. Sage Publications, London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif..

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"In this wide-ranging book, Julie Hepworth casts a critical light on our contemporary understanding of anorexia nervosa. She locates contemporary discourses of anorexia nervosa within their historical context, showing how current practices continue to be influenced by medicine, psychology, ideology and politics. She argues that anorexia nervosa must be considered within the political, social and gendered relationships that continue to contribute to its definition. The book demonstrates the need for a new conceptualization of anorexia nervosa which would draw on the insights of discourse theory, feminism and postmodernism to create new understandings of anorexia nervosa within contemporary health care practices." -- publisher website

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ID Code: 60215
Item Type: Book
ISBN: 0761953086
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 26 May 2013 23:26
Last Modified: 26 May 2013 23:26

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