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    Karen Synne Groven, Målfrid Råheim & Gunn Engelsrud (2013). Dis-Appearance and Dys-Appearance Anew: Living with Excess Skin and Intestinal Changes Following Weight Loss Surgery. [REVIEW] Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (3):507-523.
    The aim of this article is to explore bodily changes following weight loss surgery. Our empirical material is based on individual interviews with 22 Norwegian women. To further analyze their experiences, we build primarily on the phenomenologist Drew Leder`s distinction between bodily dis-appearance and dys-appearance. Additionally, our analysis is inspired by Simone de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Julia Kristeva. Although these scholars have not directed their attention to obesity operations, they occupy a prime framework for shedding light on different dimensions of (...)
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    Karen Synne Groven, Målfrid Råheim, Jean Braithwaite & Gunn Engelsrud (2013). Weight Loss Surgery as a Tool for Changing Lifestyle? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (4):699-708.
    This article critically explores the tension between perceptions of weight loss surgery as a last resort and as a tool. This tension stems from patients’ doubt and insecurity whether expectations for a healthy life will come through. Thus, even after surgery, traditional weight loss methods, including diets and exercise, are considered paramount. Drawing on a series of interviews with Norwegian women, we argue that the commercialization of weight loss surgeries as well as the moral stigmas attached to such operations serve (...)
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  3. Karen Synne Groven & Gunn Engelsrud (2016). Negotiating Options in Weight-Loss Surgery. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 19 (3):361-370.
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