Eating disorders are now considered an epidemic among girls and women throughout the United States. This thesis suggests a study in which the acts and processes of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are positioned as a form of cultural labor undertaken by some Western women in order to embody the myth of the ideal female body. The researcher uses her own lived experience of anorexia and bulimia and her pursuit of embodying femininity in order to raise and guide the major questions concerning femininity and eating disorders in Western culture.
Keywords: eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, pro-ana, pro-mia, femininity, western culture, autoethnography
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Womens studies, Labor economics, Public health|
|Keywords:||Anorexia, Bulimia, Eating disorders, Femininity, Pro-ana, Western culture|
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