Why Study Men?

  • Russell Delderfield


Background to the book is elucidated, both personal and empirical and a rationale is established. Current research findings are considered with emphasis on the few qualitative studies on male eating disorders. Concepts such as stigma, gender role conflict, and muscularity-oriented disordered eating are introduced, the latter being peculiar to the male experience. A summary of the reflexive research design is provided.


Male eating disorders Muscle dysmorphia Qualitative psychology Interpretative research Stories Reflexivity 


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  • Russell Delderfield
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  1. 1.University of BradfordBradfordUK

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