Starving for salvation [electronic resource] : the spiritual dimensions of eating problems among American girls and women / Michelle Mary Lelwica.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
1 online resource (220 p.)
- Eating disorders -- Patients -- Religious life.
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Religious aspects.
- Electronic books.
- Lelwica puts forward a hypothesis about eating disorders that has both theoretical and clinical implications, identifying them as specifically religious problems symbolizing a yearning for spiritual fulfilment that can be addressed with religious resources.
- Contents; Introduction; ONE: BODIES OF EVIDENCE, BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE: Contemporary Approaches, Historical Perspectives, New Directions; TWO: THE GOOD, THE TRUE, AND THE BEAUTIFUL FEMALE BODY: Popular Icons of Womanhood and the Salvation Myth of Female Slendemess; THREE: LOSING THEIR WAY TO SALVATION: Popular Rituals of Womanhood and the Saving Promises of Culture Lite; FOUR: UNIVERSES OF MEANING, WORLDS OF PAIN: The Struggles of Anorexic and Bulimic Girls and Women; FIVE: A DIFFERENT KIND OF SALVATION: Cultivating Alternative Senses, Practices, and Visions; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
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- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-200) and index.
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