Anorexia Nervosa


Abstract
In this paper anorexia nervosa is examined through three lenses to determine its possible causes. This paper contains a clinical analysis of the anorexic personality, a psychoanalytic/religious interpretation of the demands of society, and· a feminist reinterpretationof the effects of those demands on the female body. The societal demands to renounce instincts, when examined through a feminist lens, reveals that these demands, in concert with the detrimental effects of feminine socialization and characteristics of the anorexic personality, may lead some women to view their needs as not important, and cause a detachment from and turning against the body in the form of anorexia nervosa. It is concluded that anorexia is not just women taking a diet “too far.” There are other psychological, philosophical, and social factors leading to a prevalence of anorexia nervosa in Western culture
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 1077-1999
DOI 10.5840/pcw20041113
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 39,024
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Fisherman and the Assassin: Reflections on Anorexia Nervosa.Simona Giordano - 2010 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (2):163-167.
A Phenomenological Study of Anorexia Nervosa.Hannah Bowden - forthcoming - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 19 (3):227-241.
Anorexia, Authenticity, and the Expert Perspective.Simona Giordano - 2011 - Hastings Center Report 41 (6):3-3.
The Experimental Ordinary: Deleuze on Eating and Anorexic Elegance.Branka Arsic - 2008 - Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 2 (Suppl):34-59.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2011-01-09

Total views
9 ( #667,178 of 2,319,707 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #823,483 of 2,319,707 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature