Hunger Strike: The Anorectic's Struggle as a Metaphor for Our Age

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In this classic text, originally published in 1986, Susie Orbach brilliantly examines the anorectic's struggle. Anorexia is a battle; a battle to be thin; a battle of wills, denial versus desire. It is also about control; by conquering feelings of hunger, the anorectic woman aspires to conquer her emotional feelings as well. For Orbach, the struggle goes further. In this brilliant examination of women and eating disorders, she asserts that the complex relationship between women and food signifies women's battle for autonomy ...

Hunger Strike: The Anorectic's Struggle as a Metaphor for our Age 2005, Karnac Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781855753778

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Hunger Strike: The Anorectic's Struggle as a Metaphor for Our Age 1988, Avon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780380703937

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Hunger Strike: The Anorectic's Struggle as a Metaphor for Our Age 1986, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393022780

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