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

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

Richard Gordon

ISBN: 978-0-631-21496-0

Apr 2000, Wiley-Blackwell

300 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$52.95

Description

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.
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.

"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.
* 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.