4111lec14N - uggen soc 4111 4/24/2010 lecture 14N: a....

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uggen soc 4111 4/24/2010 1 lecture 14N: 4/24/2010 Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111 1 a. Managing stigma b. Mental Illness Martin: organization & stigma management (2000) • How did Martin prepare for participant observation and interviews? • “Organizational Framing” (Goffman) • Overeaters Anonymous : 12-step program – Redemption frame: spiritual solution to “disease” Shame avowal (acknowledge it 4/24/2010 Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111 2 – Shame avowal (acknowledge it) • Weight Watchers : corporation – Rationality frame: education and science – Shame management (contain it) • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance – “size rights movement” – Activism frame: challenge beauty norms – Fat bodies as shameless (challenge it) eating disorders (Hudson et al. 2007, Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders ) • Varieties and Prevalence : (Hope et al. 2007) – Anorexia Nervosa – purposeful starvation, high mortality (6% per decade) [.9%F; .3%M] – Bulimia – binge eating followed by vomiting or laxative abuse [1.5%F; .5%M] – Binge Eating Disorder – uncontrolled episodic consumption without compensatory activities 4/24/2010 Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111 3 consumption without compensatory activities [3.5%F; 2%M] – College surveys much higher (15%+), recent cohorts • Correlates : young, white, women – Why the close link to gender, age, and cohort? – Adolescent onset – Why is risk of bulimia and binge eating disorder increasing with successive birth cohorts? • Causes : genetic, neurochemical, family/ psychodevelopmental, and sociocultural
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uggen soc 4111 4/24/2010 2 Lifetime Prevalence in National face-to- face survey N=9282 (Hudson et al, 2007) 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% 3.50% 2.00% 4/24/2010 Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111
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