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Power/Hungry

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003445/00001

Material Information

Title: Power/Hungry A New Perspective on Eating Disorders
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Shames, Georjana-Grace
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Eating Disorders
Domestic Violence
Women
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: For my senior year at New College of Florida, I dedicated my life to the study of violence against women. Armed with a new perspective on Western misogyny, I chose to do a project exploring the similarities between eating disorders and abusive relationships. After compiling research on both topics from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and anthropology, I used sociologist Ann Goetting's Getting Out: Life Stories of Women Who Left Abusive Men (2000) as a model to perform a content analysis on narratives written by recovered anorectics and bulimics. The premise that similarities might exist between eating disorders and abusive relationships was based on domestic violence research demonstrating how women in relationships with abusive husbands are physically ravaged and emotionally berated, kept powerless and trapped, and their freedom is curtailed -- while research on eating disorders seemed to indicate that anorexic and bulimic women inflict similar abuse upon themselves. I decided further study was required to explore the potential connections between spousal abuse (interpersonal violence) and eating disorders (intrapersonal violence). It was posited in this study that the psychopathology of eating disorders may be indicative not only of personal dysfunction, but perhaps also larger societal and/or cultural dysfunction. Thus, the senior project is divided into three parts: I) a description of reviewing the current literature and performing the content analysis, II) my reflections on the year-long process, and III) a discussion of this study's possible contributions to the social science fields of psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
Statement of Responsibility: by Georjana-Grace Shames
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Ryan, Kimberly

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 S52
System ID: NCFE003445:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003445/00001

Material Information

Title: Power/Hungry A New Perspective on Eating Disorders
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Shames, Georjana-Grace
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Eating Disorders
Domestic Violence
Women
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: For my senior year at New College of Florida, I dedicated my life to the study of violence against women. Armed with a new perspective on Western misogyny, I chose to do a project exploring the similarities between eating disorders and abusive relationships. After compiling research on both topics from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and anthropology, I used sociologist Ann Goetting's Getting Out: Life Stories of Women Who Left Abusive Men (2000) as a model to perform a content analysis on narratives written by recovered anorectics and bulimics. The premise that similarities might exist between eating disorders and abusive relationships was based on domestic violence research demonstrating how women in relationships with abusive husbands are physically ravaged and emotionally berated, kept powerless and trapped, and their freedom is curtailed -- while research on eating disorders seemed to indicate that anorexic and bulimic women inflict similar abuse upon themselves. I decided further study was required to explore the potential connections between spousal abuse (interpersonal violence) and eating disorders (intrapersonal violence). It was posited in this study that the psychopathology of eating disorders may be indicative not only of personal dysfunction, but perhaps also larger societal and/or cultural dysfunction. Thus, the senior project is divided into three parts: I) a description of reviewing the current literature and performing the content analysis, II) my reflections on the year-long process, and III) a discussion of this study's possible contributions to the social science fields of psychology, sociology, and anthropology.
Statement of Responsibility: by Georjana-Grace Shames
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Ryan, Kimberly

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 S52
System ID: NCFE003445:00001

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