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Eating Disorders: Anatomy of a Social Epidemic, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-21496-0
300 pages
April 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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In an extensively revised new edition of the successful Anorexia and Bulimia, Richard Gordon includes new information and discussion of the latest ideas in this rapidly growing research field. The past two decades have witnessed an enormous increase in the number of cases of eating disorders in industrial societies.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

1. Culture and Psychopathology: The Notion of an Ethnic Disorder.

2. Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

3. Dimensions of an Epidemic: The Epidemiology of Eating Disorders.

4. A Conflicted Female Identity.

5. The Thin Body Ideal.

6. The War Against Fat: Obesity, Dieting, and Exercise.

7. The Templates of a Disease.

8. The Cultural Politics of Eating Disorders.

Index.

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Author Information

Richard A. Gordon is Professor of Psychology at Bard College and is a practising clinical psychologist. He has published and lectured extensively on the subject of eating disorders and has treated anorexic and bulimic patients in clinical practice for the past 20 years.
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The Wiley Advantage

* Richard Gordon includes new information and discussion of the latest ideas in this rapidly growing research field.
* Provides accounts of the latest research on the epidemiological status of eating disorders and the subsequent debate that this work has engendered.
* Richard Gordon brings together historical and cultural perspectives, as well as his own clinical experience, in order to examine the sociocultural roots of this apparent epidemic.
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Reviews

"He (Gordon) has successfully produced a very useful volume, which can be recommended as a primer which is readable, informative and well referenced...interesting and persuasive...coverage of the field is broad and most approaches are represented. A good read." Paul Robinson, European Eating Disorders Review, 2000, Vol 9, No 1.
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