Sept 11 Lecture - Anorexia o Childhood experiences o...

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Anorexia o Childhood experiences o Exposure to the ideal figure o People who want control o Maybe a genetic/biochemical cause o Cultural explanation: Something in culture that values extreme thinness Social construction of beauty Change across time, and change across cultures o Anorexia is a fairly new phenomenon o (but reducing weight is an old practice) like the ‘miraculous maids’ o Anorexia mirabilis, like Catherine of siena, who only ate a handful of herbs a day and then gagged herself with a stick for religious purposes o Hysteria (late 19 th century) Nervous gastric disorder in young women, particularly of Bougie girls Signals class distinction in women—the women are frail, not a huge appetite, doesn’t want sex, will faint easily o Anorexia mirabilis became anorexia nervosa because it turned into distorted view of the body Rise of scientific authority, changing norms of femininity, rise of fashion, rise of media, dress sizes, magazines, o
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  • Spring '12
  • Holsapple
  • Sociology, The Maids, Correlation does not imply causation, late 19th century, Anorexia o Childhood, fairly new phenomenon

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