Friday, January 8, 2010

Upcoming Book Review: Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia by Megan Warin

Thank you to Rutgers University Press for supplying me with a review copy of Megan Warin's new book, Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia (Studies in Medical Anthropology)!

I started reading it last night.  The preface totally hooked me, and I'm looking forward to reading more tonight! 

Amazon Description
Abject Relations presents an alternative approach to anorexia, through detailed ethnographic investigations. Megan Warin looks at the heart of what it means to live with anorexia on a daily basis. Unraveling anorexia’s complex relationships and contradictions, Warin provides a new theoretical perspective rooted in a socio-cultural context of bodies and gender. Abject Relations departs from conventional psychotherapy approaches and offers a different “logic” one that involves the shifting forces of power, disgust, and desire.

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