Psychoanalysis and Feminism : Anorexia , the Social World , and the Internal World

  title={Psychoanalysis and Feminism : Anorexia , the Social World , and the Internal World},
  author={Sarah Richmond},
© 2002 by The Johns Hopkins University Press Abstract: This paper discusses the different explanatory approaches taken by feminists and (Kleinian) psychoanalysts to women’s psychological illness. In particular, anorexia nervosa (a condition that has attracted much feminist attention) is used as an example. Examination of some Kleinian accounts of work with anorexic patients reveals the great disparity between the terms and focus of psychoanalytical explanation and those invoked in feminist… CONTINUE READING
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