Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America
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Famished, the culmination of over two decades of anthropological and clinical work, as well as a lifetime of lived experience, presents a profound rethinking of eating disorders and how to treat them. Through a mix of rich cultural analysis, detailed therapeutic accounts, and raw autobiographical reflections, Famished helps make sense of why people develop eating disorders, what the process of recovery is like, and why treatments so often fail. It’s also an unsparing condemnation of the tension between profit and care in American healthcare, demonstrating how a system set up to treat a disease may, in fact, perpetuate it. Fierce and vulnerable, critical and hopeful, Famished will forever change the way you understand eating disorders and the people who suffer with them.
Praise For Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America…
"Impressive and exhaustive.... Those who treat, study, or are afflicted with an eating disorder in the family will find excellent resources here."
“This is psychological anthropology at its best.”
— Anthropology News
University of California Press, 9780520303935, 416pp.
Publication Date: November 19, 2019