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Eating Disorders: The Feminist, Control and Biomedical Discourses

  • John L. Smith

Abstract

As a teenager and young man I could eat as much of anything as I liked and still stay as thin as a beanpole. I never thought about my body weight because it always remained constant. In middle age, I do have to keep an eye on what I eat in order to keep my weight down to a reasonable, if not ideal, limit. However, while I regard this as a bit of a nuisance, it in no way causes me serious problems. I therefore have some difficulty in coming to grips with the major eating disorders of our times, such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa. This may be due, in part, to my gender since these disorders are predominantly experienced by women (that situation may be changing to some extent).

Keywords

Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Symbolic Order 
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© John L. Smith 2002

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