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Eating, food and the female body in the media and medicine: A feminist analysis of eating disorders

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dc.contributor.author Carey, Eleanor
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-16T08:48:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-16T08:48:30Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7939
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract “Food is the medium through which women are addressed; in turn food has become the language of their response” (Orbach cited in Benson 1997, p.137) The above quote sums up the way in which dominant conceptions of femininity filter through social practice and can become literally reflected in one’s physical body and bodily habits. This essay seeks to examine how women come to embody social ideals concerning food, eating habits, appearance and‘femininity’ itself. In particular it will seek to clarify how interpretations of eating and the female body both in the media and in medicine can become embodied and even become synonymous with ‘femininity’. Eating disorders are widely acknowledged to be a phenomenon of advanced industrial countries. Moreover, the great majority of those with eating disorders are women, though the number of men affected is growing (Roach-Anleu, p.368). en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Sociology, University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Socheolas;1(1), pp.31-45
dc.subject eating habits en_US
dc.subject female body en_US
dc.subject appearance en_US
dc.title Eating, food and the female body in the media and medicine: A feminist analysis of eating disorders en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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