This book explores the ways in which anorexic women use their eating to control their bodies. It argues that the female body in modern Western culture is understood as open and accessible and female appetite as dangerous and voracious. Anorexia attempts to resist both these constructions in the creation of a closed, desireless body. Since anorexic women resist the power of collective ideologies their resistance cannot work - the closed body becomes its own prison.Well, it was strange, I used to have meals, have decent meals, you know, and not feel any different from when I went to the ... Once I was recovering, it took me a long time to get round to meat again, a long time, and then when I actually did, anbsp;...
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