By Megan Warin

Abject Relations offers an alternate method of anorexia, lengthy thought of the epitome of a Western obsession with individualism, good looks, strength of mind, and autonomy. via specified ethnographic investigations, Megan Warin seems to be on the middle of what it potential to stay with anorexia each day. contributors describe problems with social relatedness, now not being at domestic of their physique, and feeling disgusting and valueless. For them, anorexia turns into a seductive and empowering perform that cleanses our bodies of disgrace and guilt, turns into a chum and aid, and permits them to forge new social relations.

Unraveling anorexia's complicated relationships and contradictions, Warin presents a brand new theoretical point of view rooted in a socio-cultural context of our bodies and gender. Abject Relations departs from traditional psychotherapy ways and gives a distinct "logic," person who consists of the moving forces of energy, disgust, and hope and gives new methods of considering that can have implications for destiny remedy regimes.

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