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by Walter Vandereycken


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From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls traces the history of starvation from its religious roots, bound up in rigid asceticism, to its economic ties, in the form of living skeletons like "shadow Harry" who toured freak shows displaying his protruding ribs for money, to the Victorian era, where modern sexual and gender stereotypes find their origin. Jan 03, 2019 Niamh Colbrook rated it liked it.

Not a lot as food refusal relates to anorexia nervosa as it is understood today.

The book covers the saints who abstained from food, Victorian hysterics, and tragic cases like the Welsh Fasting Girl. Men are covered as well as women, and it is very well written, thoughtful and worth a read. Not a lot as food refusal relates to anorexia nervosa as it is understood today.

Vandereycken, Walter and Ron Van Deth (1996). From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls: The History of Self-Starvation

Vandereycken, Walter and Ron Van Deth (1996). From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls: The History of Self-Starvation. New York University Press. Peter Payer (14/15 December 2001). Die brotloseste aller Künste. Eine kleine Geschichte der Hungerkunst". Wiener Zeitung/Extra (in German). Check date values in: date (help). a b Sigal Gooldin (2003). Fasting Women, Living Skeletons and Hunger Artists: Spectacles of Body and Miracles at the Turn of a Century".

Also by Walter Vandereycken. Down the centuries self-starvation has taken many morbid guises

From fasting saints to anorexic girls: The history of self-starvation. Author(s) : Walter Vandereycken, Author(s) : Ron Van Deth. Also by Walter Vandereycken. Down the centuries self-starvation has taken many morbid guises. This story culminates in the 19th century labelling of anorexia nervosa, a condition which has since attracted a host of theories and explanations in the course of which a medical curiosity has been transformed into a modern disease.

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Anorexia Nervosa History, More about the author(s): Walter Vandereycken was born in 1949

Anorexia Nervosa History, More about the author(s): Walter Vandereycken was born in 1949. Download more by: Walter Vandereycken. Find and Load Ebook From fasting saints to anorexic girls.

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From fasting saints to anorexic girls: the history of self-starvation. Walter Vandereycken, Ron van Deth. London: Athlone Press, 1994. Academic Sub-Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Clwyd, Wales. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 13 June 2014.

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Down the centuries self-starvation has taken many morbid guises.

Down the centuries, self-starvation has taken many morbid guises - in the extremes of religious fasting and the abstinence of saints, in hunger strikes, in the exhibition of living skeletons and hunger artists, and in the fate of melancholics, hysterics, the possessed and bewitched. This history culminates in the 19th century with the labelling of anorexia nervosa, a condition which attracts many theories and explanations and vast literature, in the course of which a medical curiosity has been transformed into a fashionable disease. This account is of both clinical and historical importance and should interest anyone concerned with the interactions of culture and the individual.

Comments: (4)

Wishamac
A very intense history of eating disorders, patterns of the illness, and examples of how society has viewed food denial in different ways. The book covers the saints who abstained from food, Victorian hysterics, and tragic cases like the Welsh Fasting Girl. Men are covered as well as women, and it is very well written, thoughtful and worth a read.
wanderpool
Fascinating read! I have read many books on this subject and this was one of the best.
Fek
Loads of interesting research from pre-1850's. Not a lot as food refusal relates to anorexia nervosa as it is understood today. Reads like a very accessible text book.
IGOT
Historical perspective on anorexia that really deepens the understanding of the disease. Many, many cases and examples mainly from European countries. Very good!
From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls: The History of Self-Starvation (Eating Disorders) download epub
Eating Disorders
Author: Walter Vandereycken
ISBN: 0485240106
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Eating Disorders
Language: English
Publisher: Athlone Press (December 2000)
Pages: 280 pages