Glass Selves: Emotions, subjectivity, and the research process

In Shaun Gallagher (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Self. Oxford University Press (2011)
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This article examines the relation between the self and the concept of gender positions. It considers the possibility that young women with few resources for fashioning a strong sense of self use anorexia as a mode of negotiating societal strictures. It suggests that the institutional imprinting of a certain image and a certain kind of third-person observation imposed on the girls/patients/anorexics is just such an exercise of subjectification.

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