9780271025599

Disorderly Eaters

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780271025599

  • ISBN10:

    027102559X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-28
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $35.95 Save up to $3.59
  • Rent Book $32.36
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

This book explores the various manifestations of eating disorders in literature, including cannibalism, the magic attributes of food, religiously motivated fasting, and children's eating problems, from the classical period to Toni Morrison, in American, British, and European texts.The underlying, unifying theme is the role of eating choices as a means of self-empowerment. The texts discussed are different in genre (narrative, drama, epic and lyric poetry, and an autobiographical memoir), but they all reveal, in whatever setting, the individual's longing for autonomy of some kind. In many socially restrictive situations, eating patterns are the only choice available, especially for women. So disorderly eating becomes a tool for self-assertion as a rebellion against an unacceptable dominant ethos.Disorderly Eaters reveals that creative writers were, by sheer observation, aware of the dynamics of eating disorders long before the medical community came to recognize and institutionalize the syndromes in the nineteenth century. The literary portrayals analyzed here could act as illuminating exemplars for those involved in the treatment of eating disorders and those who suffer from them, too.

Rewards Program

Write a Review