By Muriel Darmon
Anorexia has a tendency to be studied inside of future health disciplines, corresponding to drugs, psychoanalysis or psychology. whilst the situation is mentioned relating to society extra largely, concentration is usually limited to concerns concerning the dying of the normal relatives meal or the all-pervading obsession with thinness and media representations of ‘size 0’ types. yet what can sociology let us know approximately anorexia and the way an individual turns into anorexic? This ebook attracts on empirical study – either interviews and commentary – carried out in and outdoors clinical settings with anorexic women, clinical employees, lecturers and different young ones of an analogous age. As such, it deals the 1st totally sociological remedy of the , taking the reader towards the particular stories of individuals residing with anorexia. It retraces the behaviours, practices and approaches that create what's patterned as an anorexic ‘career’ and divulges the cultural and social features of the folks who interact in this direction taking them from an easy nutrition to hospitalization or restoration. Richly illustrated with qualitative study, Becoming Anorexic: A Sociological procedure demonstrates that anorexia could be seen as a really specific paintings of self-transformation, which calls for particular – and social – ‘dispositions’. As such, it is going to attract students of sociology and anthropology with an curiosity in health and wellbeing and sickness, the physique, social category and gender.
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Becoming Anorexic: A sociological study (Routledge Advances in Sociology) by Muriel Darmon