Book Review: Feeding Anorexia: Gender and Power at a Treatment Center. Helen Gremillion, London, UK, Duke University Press; 2003 246 pp. $21.95

Book Review: Feeding Anorexia: Gender and Power at a Treatment Center. Helen Gremillion, London,... Sex Roles, Vol. 51, Nos. 7/8, October 2004 ( 2004) Book Review Feeding Anorexia: Gender and Power at a Treat- however, this may be a relatively extreme way to ment Center. Helen Gremillion, London, UK, describe the anorectic patient’s unavoidable desire Duke University Press; 2003 246 pp. $21.95. to control. Assuming the now widely accepted po- sition that etiology involves biological, psychologi- Hellen Gremillion assembled this text that will cal, and social factors, it would have been helpful if broaden practitioners’ perspectives on treating eat- Gremillion addressed all of these facets within her ing disorders with therapeutic modalities that apply explanation of the etiology of AN. Treatment of AN theories of gender and power. Gremillion is an as- calls for a specific program that involves three main sistant professor at the University of Indiana Bloom- phases: (1) restoring weight lost due to severe di- ington in the Department of Gender Studies; her ar- eting and purging; (2) treating psychological distur- eas of expertise are (1) medicine, culture, and the bances such as distortions of body image, low self- body; (2) gender, power, and therapeutic practice; esteem, and interpersonal conflicts; and (3) achieving (3) feminist ethnographies; (4) popular culture and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Book Review: Feeding Anorexia: Gender and Power at a Treatment Center. Helen Gremillion, London, UK, Duke University Press; 2003 246 pp. $21.95

Sex Roles , Volume 51 (8) – Dec 14, 2004

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Copyright © 2004 by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1023/B:SERS.0000049263.95700.6e
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Sex Roles, Vol. 51, Nos. 7/8, October 2004 ( 2004) Book Review Feeding Anorexia: Gender and Power at a Treat- however, this may be a relatively extreme way to ment Center. Helen Gremillion, London, UK, describe the anorectic patient’s unavoidable desire Duke University Press; 2003 246 pp. $21.95. to control. Assuming the now widely accepted po- sition that etiology involves biological, psychologi- Hellen Gremillion assembled this text that will cal, and social factors, it would have been helpful if broaden practitioners’ perspectives on treating eat- Gremillion addressed all of these facets within her ing disorders with therapeutic modalities that apply explanation of the etiology of AN. Treatment of AN theories of gender and power. Gremillion is an as- calls for a specific program that involves three main sistant professor at the University of Indiana Bloom- phases: (1) restoring weight lost due to severe di- ington in the Department of Gender Studies; her ar- eting and purging; (2) treating psychological distur- eas of expertise are (1) medicine, culture, and the bances such as distortions of body image, low self- body; (2) gender, power, and therapeutic practice; esteem, and interpersonal conflicts; and (3) achieving (3) feminist ethnographies; (4) popular culture and

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