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dc.contributor.authorConnor, Geneva
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T01:34:05Z
dc.date.available2012-09-20T01:34:05Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/3832
dc.description.abstractThe pro-anorexia movement online is a topic of much contention in medical, psychological and public arenas. While psychology has located the source of Anorexia Nervosa within the individual, taking up a historically, socially and culturally contextual perspective enables an understanding of pro-anorexia through the genealogical examination of anorexia, women‟s embodiment, social movements and technologies. What emerges is the production of a pro-anorexic cyborg, lived both metaphorically and literally by modern Western women experiencing anorexia. Examining the textual content of online pro-anorexia communities allows for a discursive analysis of the complex pro-anorexic voice. What this voice constructs is female embodiment characterised by multiplicity, contradiction, information, connection, blurred boundaries, disrupted dualisms, non-innocence, simulated consciousness and political resistance lived through a troubled, biologically restricted female body. Through the use of cyborg metaphor, this thesis argues that pro-anorexia online is fervent resistance to patriarchal femininity in a way that produces tolerable female embodiment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectPro-anorexiaen
dc.subjectFemale bodyen
dc.subjectWomen's social movementsen
dc.subjectAnorexia nervosaen
dc.subjectWomen's resistenceen
dc.subjectFemale embodimenten
dc.titleiAnorexic : a body politics of pro-anorexia and cyborgs : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en


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