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ERIC Number: EJ616082
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
The Critical Shapes of Body Image: The Role of Culture and Family in the Production of Eating Disorders.
Haworth-Hoeppner, Susan
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v62 n1 p212-27 Feb 2000
Explores how the family mediates cultural ideas about thinness, and considers how these messages are conveyed to family members. Discusses open-ended interviews with 32 White, middle-class women on the topic of body image and eating problems. Determined that a critical family environment, coercive parental control, and a dominating discourse on weight are salient conditions under which eating disorders arise. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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