The secrets of self-starvation
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AbstractThis is a single case study for which a life history approach was adopted. The informant, a patient suffering from anorexia nervosa (AN), was specifically selected because of her particular circumstances. Three themes emerged from her narrative that accounted for self-starvation: saving money, reserving food and competing for slenderness. The paper explores these themes and closes by emphasizing the necessity of understanding the sensitive and untold story of a patient's self-starvation in her cultural-familial context.
All Author(s) ListChan Z.C.Y., Ma J.L.C.
Journal nameJournal of International Women's Studies
Year2002
Month12
Day1
Volume Number3
Issue Number2
PublisherBridgewater State College
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN1539-8706
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAnorexia nervosa, Chinese secrets, Life history

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