René Girard and the Mimetic Nature of Eating Disorders.

@article{Strand2018RenGA,
  title={Ren{\'e} Girard and the Mimetic Nature of Eating Disorders.},
  author={Mattias Strand},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  year={2018}
}
French historian and literary critic René Girard (1923-2015), most widely known for the concepts of mimetic desire and scapegoating, also engaged in the discussion of the surge of eating disorders in his 1996 essay Eating Disorders and Mimetic Desire. This article explores Girard's ideas on the mimetic nature and origin of eating disorders from a clinical… CONTINUE READING