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Title Critical bodies [electronic resource] : representations, practicesand identities of weight and body management / edited by Sarah Riley ... [et al.]
Imprint Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Note Introducing Critical Bodies: Representations, Practices and Identities of Weight and Body Management; P.Markula, M.Burns & S.Riley -- SECTION 1: Representations and Constructions of Body Weightand Body Management; S.Wiggins -- Deconstructing Un/healthy Body Weight and Weight Management; H.Malson -- 'I Feel Ridiculous About Having Had It': Critical Readings of Lived and Mediated Stories on Eating Disorders; P.Saukko -- Learning to be Healthy, Dying to be Thin: The Representation of WeightVia Body Perfection Codes in Schools; E.Rich, & J.Evans -- SECTION 2: Constructing Embodied Identities; H.Frith -- Starving in Cyberspace: TheConstruction of Identity on ₁Pro-eating-disorder₂Websites; K.Day & T.Keys -- Body Talk: Negotiating Body Image and Masculinity; R.Gill -- Feminist Object Relations Theory and Eating 'Disorders'; C.Heenan-- SECTION 3: Meanings of Body Management Practices: Women's Experiences; P.Markula -- Dis/Orders of Weight Control: Bulimic and/or 'Healthy Weight'Practices; M.Burns & N.Gavey -- Sustaining Imbalance - Evidenceof Neglect in the Pursuit of Nutritional Health; L.Aphramor & J.Gingras -- Older and Younger Women's Experiences of Commercial WeightLoss; D.Gimlin -- Critical Bodies: Discourses of Health, Gender and Consumption; S.Riley, H. Frith,S.Wiggins, P.Markula & M.Burns
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
This book showcases a selection of current work and debates on we ight and body management practices that are being produced from the vibrant arena of critical and postmodern approaches in the social sciences. Understanding weight issues in the developed world now occurs against abackdrop in which westernised cultural ideals about the body constitute the slim body as healthy, good, moral, attractive and 'normal'. Simultaneously the World Health Organisation has declared that the western world is in the grip of an 'obesity epidemic' despite the fact that so-called eating disorders and extreme dieting and body management practices are shown to be increasing. This timely book uses the three key areasof representation, identities and practice to contextualise weight andbody management practices providing readers with innovative examples of how to explore and interrogate the way our understandings of health, identity and weight are constituted within and by normative discourses of contemporary western culture
Link Original 9780230517738 0230517730 (OCoLC)166625198
Subject Body weight -- Psychological aspects
Body weight -- Social aspects
Body image
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Alt Author Riley, Sarah
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