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Striving for liminality: Eating disorders and social suffering

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In this article, I argue that eating disorders constitute a form of social suffering, in which sufferers embody liminality as a response to, and a reflection of, oppressive sociality, structural violence, and institutional constraints. Based on the illness narratives of people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and their subclinical variants in Israel, the analysis draws the experiential, the social, and the structural into critical focus. These narratives, which delineate lived experien...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/1363461518757799

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, SAME
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Transcultural Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
55
Issue:
4
Pages:
475-494
Publication date:
2017-04-10
Acceptance date:
2017-01-11
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EISSN:
1461-7471
ISSN:
1363-4615
Pubs id:
pubs:687757
URN:
uri:19ecd2aa-98a1-4f96-805d-c5dbf2dfebb0
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uuid:19ecd2aa-98a1-4f96-805d-c5dbf2dfebb0
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pubs:687757

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