Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities And Practices Of Weight And Body Management by S. RileyCritical Bodies: Representations, Identities And Practices Of Weight And Body Management by S. Riley

Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities And Practices Of Weight And Body Management

EditorS. Riley, M. BurnsIllustratorCheryl Phillips

Hardcover | November 28, 2007

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Using work produced from the critical and postmodern arena in social sciences, this book examines three key areas - representation, identities and practice - to explore and interrogate how body and weight management, subjectivities, experiences and practices are constituted within and by the normative discourses of contemporary western culture.
LUCY APHRAMOR is a Senior Health Promotion Specialist in Diet and Cardiovascular Health, and Senior Research Assistant at the Applied Research Centre, Coventry University, UK KATY DAY Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK JOHN EVANS Professor of Sociology of Education and Physical Education, School of Sport a...
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Title:Critical Bodies: Representations, Identities And Practices Of Weight And Body ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 28, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230517730

ISBN - 13:9780230517738

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Table of Contents

Introducing Critical Bodies: Representations, Practices and Identities of Weight and Body Management; P.Markula , M.Burns & S.Riley SECTION 1: Representations and Constructions of Body Weight and Body Management; S.Wiggins Deconstructing Un/healthy Body Weight and Weight Management; H.Malson 'I Feel Ridiculous About Having Had It': Critical Readings of Lived and Mediated Stories on Eating Disorders; P.Saukko Learning to be Healthy, Dying to be Thin: The Representation of Weight Via Body Perfection Codes in Schools; E.Rich, & J.Evans SECTION 2: Constructing Embodied Identities; H.Frith Starving in Cyberspace: The Construction of Identity on 'Pro-eating-disorder' Websites; K.Day & T.Keys Body Talk: Negotiating Body Image and Masculinity; R.Gill Feminist Object Relations Theory and Eating 'Disorders'; C.Heenan SECTION 3: Meanings of Body Management Practices: Women's Experiences; P.Markula Dis/Orders of Weight Control: Bulimic and/or 'Healthy Weight' Practices; M.Burns & N.Gavey Sustaining Imbalance - Evidence of Neglect in the Pursuit of Nutritional Health; L.Aphramor & J.Gingras Older and Younger Women's Experiences of Commercial Weight Loss; D.Gimlin Critical Bodies: Discourses of Health, Gender and Consumption; S.Riley , H. Frith , S.Wiggins, P.Markula & M.Burns