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Eating disorders - a submission or a resistance to social norms

Anja Božič (2011) Eating disorders - a submission or a resistance to social norms. Diploma thesis.

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    Eating disorders exist. They are present in our everyday society. In most cases we talk about them uneasily, reproachfully and ignorantly. We often link them to food and slenderness. Emotions, pain, unacceptance, denial, feeling of defeat, humiliation and inferiority are left behind. Only few are aware that people through waiver or overeating express distress since they want to become visible persons with needs and wishes for (self)respect and (self)acceptance. I placed eating disorders in social environment. Through theoretical work I have been researching the meaning of eating disorders, symbol of food and the society, which can through its actions impose control, disciplining, punishment and tendency to establish order and perfectionism. I have joined the elements of society with properties that we notice in people with eating disorders. Through interviews I was checking if these elements or properties can be linked to social systems: how society affected interviewed persons; have they internalized social norms, submit to them or felt resistance toward them, which survival strategies have they discovered and what was the dynamic of changes.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: eating disorders, (self)control, (self)discipline, (self)punishment, social norms, society
    Number of Pages: 104
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    red. prof. dr. Bojan DeklevaMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=8948041)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 374
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2011 13:20
    Last Modified: 18 Oct 2011 13:20
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/374

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