Womæn under erasure: anorexic bodies in postmodern context

@inproceedings{Malson1999WomnUE,
  title={Wom{\ae}n under erasure: anorexic bodies in postmodern context},
  author={Helen Malson},
  year={1999}
}
  • Helen Malson
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • This paper explores how ‘anorexia nervosa’ can be understood not so much as individual psychopathology than as a plural collectivity of embodied subjectivities, experiences and body-management practices, embedded in and constituted by the contemporary discourses and discursive practices of late twentieth-century ‘postmodern’ culture and in the gender power-relations that cut across this socio-historically specific discursive context. Specifically, the paper uses extracts from a series of… CONTINUE READING

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