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Becoming Anorexic

By Muriel Darmon
  • ISBN Code: : 1317175840
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Social Science
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Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the traditional family meal or the all-pervading obsession with thinness and media representations of ‘size zero’ models. But what can sociology tell us about anorexia and how a person becomes anorexic? This book draws on empirical research – both interviews and observation – conducted in and outside medical settings with anorexic girls, medical staff, teachers and other teenagers of the same age. As such, it offers the first fully sociological treatment of the condition, taking the reader closer to the actual experiences of people living with anorexia. It retraces the behaviours, practices and processes that create what is patterned as an anorexic ‘career’ and reveals the cultural and social characteristics of the people who engage on this path taking them from a simple diet to hospitalization or recovery. Richly illustrated with qualitative research, Becoming Anorexic: A Sociological Approach demonstrates that anorexia can be viewed as a very particular work of self-transformation, which requires specific – and social – ‘dispositions’. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and anthropology with an interest in health and illness, the body, social class and gender.

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Clinical Handbook of Eating Disorders

By Timothy D. Brewerton
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1135540624
  • Total of Pages : 740
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: clinical-handbook-of-eating-disorders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Emphasizing that accurate diagnosis is the foundation for effective treatment regimens, this reference reviews the most current research on the assessment, epidemiology, etiology, risk factors, neurodevelopment, course of illness, and various empirically-based evaluation and treatment approaches relating to eating disorders-studying disordered eati

Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 1

By Cecil R. Reynolds,Kimberly J. Vannest,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119520010
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 237
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-special-education-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The only comprehensive reference devoted to special education The highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field. This completely updated and comprehensive A-Z reference includes about 200 new entries, with increased attention given to those topics that have grown in importance since the publication of the third edition, such as technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and RTI. The latest editions of assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings are discussed. Only encyclopedia or comprehensive reference devoted to special education Edited and written by leading researchers and scholars in the field New edition includes over 200 more entries than previous edition, with increased attention given to those topics that have grown in importance since the publication of the third edition—such as technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and Response to Intervention, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Entries will be updated to cover the latest editions of the assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings Includes an international list of authors and descriptions of special education in 35 countries Includes technology and legal updates to reflect a rapidly changing environment Comprehensive and thoroughly up to date, this is the essential, A-Z compilation of authoritative information on the education of those with special needs.

Falling into Fabulous:

By Trisha Trixie Hunter-Merrill
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982202459
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 848
  • Pdf File: falling-into-fabulous.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Trisha Trixie has had more happen to her in one lifetime than one could ever imagine. From the loss of her youth to molestation, the death of a father, addiction, homelessness, abuse, cancer, and sadly, more . . . Trisha Trixie has overcome it all with the power of positivity and is here to share her story of transformation, as well as give you the tools to do so for yourself. No matter what, she is able to rise above it all with the power of positivity and become the beautiful phoenix we all know her to be! Her motto is Be fabulous, and she lives by that motto every moment she can!

Kid Rex

By Laura Moisin
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  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Book Code : 1554903297
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: kid-rex.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The story of Moisin's struggle to overcome anorexia and find her true identity.

Eating To Live Or Living To (Not) Eat

By Dr. Health & Fitness
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  • Publisher : Dr. Health & Fitness via PublishDrive
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 78
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 463
  • Pdf File: eating-to-live-or-living-to.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In today’s stress-ridden way of life and crazy living rhythms, eating or not eating can easily become more than a daily process that is meant to fuel our bodies; it can become a goal, an obsession, or even a threat for our life – and it can happen to anyone. But what exactly does an “eating disorder” do? Which are its roots? How can it affect you or your loved ones? These and much more questions’ answers can be found in this excellent E-book that tells you everything you need to know about the major eating disorders and the most common reasons of their appearance; because, in order to be able to fight something, we first need to understand it. Time Is Precious, So Don’t Waste It - Order Now!

Straw Man

By Jacob Roth
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532041748
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 684
  • Pdf File: straw-man.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jacob just wanted control. He felt as if he lacked the power to regulate his emotions and how his peers perceived him. When he discovered weight loss, Jacob thought that hed found what was missing. In Straw Man, author Jacob Roth shares his compelling battle with anorexia, a journey that would take him from perceptions of isolation as a young boy to recovering from the most challenging obstacle hed ever face. Anorexia was not just an illnessit was a lifestyle. Jacob cut calories to a point at which hed fast for days at a time. Anorexia nervosa was like a fanatical religious conviction to him, and hed undertake precise rituals that he had to perform correctly to avoid overwhelming fear. If Jacob consumed one too many calories, ate one too many grams of fat, or weighed one too many pounds, he thought that hed defied his religious obligation. In the pursuit of that elusive control, Jacob reduced himself to a man as fragile as one made of straw. Join Jacob as he shares not only how he indoctrinated himself into the lifestyle of an anorexic but how he was able to recover.

David and the Old Man

By William Zemba
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 9781449705701
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 222
  • Pdf File: david-and-the-old-man.pdf

Book Short Summary:

David and the Old Man is a true life story about a father and his oldest son. The father a rugged, independent, stubborn and selfserving man who grew up on a farm where growing food became the only way to survive. He carries this farm mentality into his own family situation and has an enormous garden which primarily provides for his wife and four children. He grows and stores enough food for his family, all the neighbors and friends. Beyond his own belief, the Old Man’s first son is not the rugged individualist he pictured his first son to be. David, as a youth, appears to have all the normal tendecies of any other kid, but does not fully develop physically and has a dislike of certain foods. The psychological battle between father and son is further nututred by the Old Man’s dislike for David’s passive and unfatherlike personality. David develops anorexia nervosa patterns in the early 1960’s and becomes a full blown anorexic case by his late teens. What is unusual about this-- David is a male, completely rare for this disease and exceptionally rare for that time period in which it occurred. The family battles the Old Man’s will and lives with a son or brother who displays no regard for himself or those close to him.

Gaining

By Aimee Liu
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 9780759518421
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 100
  • Pdf File: gaining.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aimee Liu, who wrote Solitaire, the first-ever memoir of anorexia, in 1979, returns to the subject nearly three decades later and shares her story and those of the many women in her age group of life beyond this life-altering ailment. She has extensively researched the origins and effects of both anorexia and bulimia, and dispels many commonly held myths about these diseases with the persuasive conclusion that anorexia is a result of personality. Key revelations include: the temperament required for eating disorders,the long-term effects of eating disorders on health, brain function, relationships and career,why some individuals recover while others relapse, and why many relapse in mid-life,Which treatment approaches are most successful long-term and how parents can tell if a child will be vulnerable to eating disorders. Using her own experience and the stories of many recovering anorexics she's interviewed, Liu weaves together a narrative that is both persuasive in argument and compelling in personal details.

The Female Body in the Looking-Glass

By Basia Sliwinska
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786720086
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 977
  • Pdf File: the-female-body-in-the-looking-glass.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In his theory of the 'mirror stage', the psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan argued that the female body is defined by its lack of male attributes. Within this framework, he described female sexuality primarily as an absence, and assumed female subordination to the male gaze. However, what happens if one follows Jean Baudrillard's advice to 'swallow the mirror' and go through the 'looking-glass' to explore the reflections and realities that we encounter in the cultural mirror, which reflects the culture in question: its norms, ideals and values? What if the beautiful is inverted and becomes ugly; and the ugly is considered beautiful or shape-shifts into something conventionally thought of as beautiful? These are the fundamental questions that Basia Sliwinska poses in this important new enquiry into gender identity and the politics of vision in contemporary women's art.Through an innovative discussion of the mirror as a metaphor, Sliwinska reveals how the post-1989 practices of woman artists from both sides of the former Iron Curtain - such as Joanna Rajkowska, Marina Abramovic, Boryana Rossa, Natalia LL and Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova - go beyond gender binaries and instead embrace otherness and difference by playing with visual tropes of femininity. Their provocative works offer alternative representations of the female body to those seen in the cultural mirror. Their art challenges and deconstructs patriarchal representations of the social and cultural 'other', associated with visual tropes of femininity such as Alice in Wonderland, Venus and Medusa. The Female Body in the Looking-Glass makes a refreshing, radical intervention into art theory and cultural studies by offering new theoretical concepts such as 'the mirror' and 'genderland' (inspired by Alice's adventures in Wonderland) as critical tools with which we can analyse and explain recent developments in women's art.

Strategic Communication and Deformative Transparency

By Isaac Nahon-Serfaty
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317221044
  • Total of Pages : 110
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: strategic-communication-and-deformative-transparency.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines deformative transparency and its different manifestations in political communication, propaganda and public health. The objective is to present the theoretical foundations of deformative transparency, as grotesque and esperpentic transparency, and illustrate the validity of such approach to understand the strategic and ethical implications of the proactive disclosure of the "shocking", "ugly" or "outside the norm". Four areas are discussed: political communication with particular focus on populist politicians as the deceased Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, the campaign and presidency of Donald Trump, and the tenure in office of the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford; propaganda strategies of Islamist terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State’s escalation of the visually horrific; and public health campaigns that use "disturbing images" to promote public awareness and eventually influence behavioural change. This study on the transparently grotesque is part of a research program about the economy of emotions in public communication.

Media Environments and Mental Disorder

By William Indick
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476642516
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: media-environments-and-mental-disorder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The information environments that modern society requires us to master and engage in are based in literacy and digital communication. Mediated information not only passes through our brains, it alters and rewires them. Since our environment, to a large extent, is shaped by the way we perceive, understand, and communicate information, we can even think of mental disorders as symptoms of maladaptation to our media environments. This book uses this "media ecology" model to explore the effects of media on mental disorders. It traces the development of media from the most basic forms--the sights and sounds expressed by the human body--to the most technologically complex media created to date, showing how each medium of communication relates to specific mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and autism. As the digital age proceeds to envelop us in an environment of infinite and instantly accessible information, it's crucial to our own mental health to understand how the various forms of media influence and shape our minds and behaviors.

Dry Bones

By Sascha Ealey
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  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1639852387
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: dry-bones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dry Bones is a thought-provoking memoir of my grueling journey toward peace and acceptance. My journey is one of abandonment, fear, rejection, unworthiness, shame, guilt, neglect, and growth. It was written with the singular hope that through my stories, young ladies can find their place and voice in their own journey through life. I touch based on what patterns I learned as a child and how that affected me throughout my life. My daddy issues and the emotional manipulation thrown at me by my father drove me to go down hollow streets, searching for things that were unattainable. It made me question my place in this world, and I thought that I had to feel less than from others in order to be accepted. Each dry bone has taught me valuable lessons in love and in life. Those parts of me constructed a beautiful person who doesn't need external acceptance.

Crowdsourced Health

By Elad Yom-Tov
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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 026233481X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: crowdsourced-health.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How data from our health-related Internet searches can lead to discoveries about diseases and symptoms and help patients deal with diagnoses. Most of us have gone online to search for information about health. What are the symptoms of a migraine? How effective is this drug? Where can I find more resources for cancer patients? Could I have an STD? Am I fat? A Pew survey reports more than 80 percent of American Internet users have logged on to ask questions like these. But what if the digital traces left by our searches could show doctors and medical researchers something new and interesting? What if the data generated by our searches could reveal information about health that would be difficult to gather in other ways? In this book, Elad Yom-Tov argues that Internet data could change the way medical research is done, supplementing traditional tools to provide insights not otherwise available. He describes how studies of Internet searches have, among other things, already helped researchers track to side effects of prescription drugs, to understand the information needs of cancer patients and their families, and to recognize some of the causes of anorexia. Yom-Tov shows that the information collected can benefit humanity without sacrificing individual privacy. He explains why people go to the Internet with health questions; for one thing, it seems to be a safe place to ask anonymously about such matters as obesity, sex, and pregnancy. He describes in detrimental effects of “pro-anorexia” online content; tells how computer scientists can scour search engine data to improve public health by, for example, identifying risk factors for disease and centers of contagion; and tells how analyses of how people deal with upsetting diagnoses help doctors to treat patients and patients to understand their conditions.

Mirror, Mirror

By Elaine Hatfield,Susan Sprecher
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 143840607X
  • Total of Pages : 446
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 128
  • Pdf File: mirror-mirror.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mirror, Mirror... examines the hidden truth about good looks. Through extensive research of scholarly studies and popular culture, the authors provide a lively and comprehensive view of what behavioral scientists have learned about the effects of personal appearance. A wealth of illustrations and photographs give visual support to the evidence presented. The book explores the view that people believe good-looking individuals possess almost all the virtues known to humankind; consequently, they treat the good-looking and ugly very differently. Mirror, Mirror reviews the stereotypes held about people with specific characteristics and it explains the impact of height, weight, and attributes such as hair color, eye color and facial hair on the course of social encounters. The authors show that through time these reaction patterns have their effect and that good-looking and unattractive persons come to be different types of people. To show the relative nature of concepts of beauty, the authors also present examples of what other cultures consider attractive.