ERIC Number: EJ846261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Through the Lens of Postmodernism: Uniqueness of the Anorectic Families
Chan, Zenobia C. Y.; Ma, Joyce L. C.
Qualitative Report, v10 n2 p246-256 Jun 2005
This paper challenges the monolithic assumption of the anorectic families in Hong Kong by blindly adopting the western theoretical framework of family therapy. It is problematic that family therapy lacks indigenous culture-specific knowledge and ignores the voices of these multi-categories of families. It is inappropriate to conceptualize these families as being similar and to stereotype them as experiencing particular difficulties. In order to bridge the homogeneity and address the multiplicity of these families, the paper examines both the ideologies of postmodernism and the process of confession that can enrich the understanding of anorectic families and advance family practice. The paper ends by discussing both reservations and the significance of the postmodernist thought in family therapy.
Descriptors: Social Theories, Ideology, Postmodernism, Foreign Countries, Family Counseling, Therapy, Eating Disorders, Counseling Techniques, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong