Ambivalent Men

  • Russell Delderfield


This final chapter gathers emergent conclusions from the interpretative work. Discussion centres around the overarching topics of the title, food, body, and self, with additional focus given to disordered eating masculinities compared with hegemonic masculinity. Relationships with food are configured as sacred or dangerous. Embodiment is examined, debating whether the male eating disordered body can be perceived as a punishing crucible or a fragile artifice. The meaning and significance of fatness for the eating disordered male culminates here. Observations about the reflexive nature of the book are shared and limitations of the study are outlined.


Male eating disorders Ambivalent masculinities Embodiment Fat Colonisation Selfhood 


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  • Russell Delderfield
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  1. 1.University of BradfordBradfordUK

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