Shape-shifting discourses of anorexia nervosa: reconstituting psychopathology.

  title={Shape-shifting discourses of anorexia nervosa: reconstituting psychopathology.},
  author={Pamela K Hardin},
  journal={Nursing inquiry},
  volume={10 4},
This article explores how the circuitous relationship between individuals, the media, and discursive systems replicate and reinforce the act of self-starvation in young women. Using a feminist poststructuralist methodology, the focus of this article is on how discourses and institutional practices operate to position young women who take up the subject position of wanting to be diagnosed as anorexic. Utilizing data from online accounts and individual interviews, I attend to the ways in which… CONTINUE READING

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