Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa ePub download
by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
- ISBN: 0375724486
- ISBN13: 978-0375724480
- ePub: 1120 kb | FB2: 1353 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Diseases & Physical Ailments
- Publisher: Vintage; 9.10.2000 edition (October 10, 2000)
- Pages: 392
- Rating: 4.3/5
- Votes: 417
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Here is a tableau of female self-denial: medieval martyrs who used starvation to demonstrate religious devotion.
The book I read yesterday was Joan Jacobs Brumberg's study of the history of anorexia nervosa, Fasting Girls
The book I read yesterday was Joan Jacobs Brumberg's study of the history of anorexia nervosa, Fasting Girls. In it, she explores the nature of the disease by examining the different ways it has manifested itself through history. Not only is the book itself definitive, interpreting cases in their own contemporary idiom rather than imposing modern explanations, it also sheds light on the general question of why certain mental illnesses appear more frequently in specific times and places.
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. Anorexia nervosa, Anorexia nervosa, Teenage girls, Anorexia Nervosa. New York : Vintage Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.
by Joan Jacobs Brumnerg and Joan Jacobs Brumberg. I really enjoyed the histories of the individual "fasting girls. And Ms. Brumberg's description of the Victorian middle class was priceless and eye opening, considering how that era is so romantizied by a lot of us today. The book revealed so much about how culture (present and past) shapes our opinions of ourselves, especially us women. During medieval period, a woman's fasting was seen as evidence of her deep faith.
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The medical effects of anorexia include hypothermia, edema, hypo- tension, bradycardia (impaired heartbeat), lanugo (growth of body hair), infertility, and death.
Joan Jacobs Brumberg in Fasting Girls: The Emergence of Anorexia Nervosa as a Modern Disease puts the number of anorexics at 5 to 10 percent of all American girls and women. On some college campuses, she believes, one woman student in five is anorexic. The medical effects of anorexia include hypothermia, edema, hypo- tension, bradycardia (impaired heartbeat), lanugo (growth of body hair), infertility, and death. The medical effects of bulimia include de- hydration, electrolyte imbalance, epileptic seizure, abnormal heart rhythm, and death.
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Joan Jacobs Brumberg (born April 29, 1944) is an American social historian and writes and lectures in the fields of women's history and medical history. Her first appointment at Cornell University (1979) was in Women's Studies and Human Development.