Master of Liberal Arts (M.L.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Brook Sadler, Ph.D.
Maria Cizmic, Ph.D.
eating disorders, femininity, male gaze, psychoanalysis, affect, consumerism
Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa are heavily gendered conditions affecting women to a far greater degree than men in a post-millennium Western setting. The psychologistic and medicalized approaches to studying and treating these disorders do not account for socio-cultural and epistemic preferences. This paper draws a connection between shame (as emotion and affect) and these gendered disorders. Further, this work analyzes neo-liberalism, post-feminism, and consumerism as predatory elements of Western culture especially affecting women.
Scholar Commons Citation
Kearns, Emily, "Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa as Expressions of Shame in a Post-Feminist" (2020). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.