UEA Inaugural Lecture: Behind the thin ideal: the importance of feminism in understanding eating problems

From Tuesday 12th November 2019 18:30

‘Eating disorders’ are often understood as shaped by the cultural environment in which we live, particularly representations of the body and messages about gender. Drawing on feminist approaches to eating problems, it can be argued that cultural aspects are nonetheless neglected in clinical treatment contexts, and poorly understood in popular discourse.

Prof Su Holmes (School of Art, Media and American Studies) will draw upon empirical research to examine how and why feminism might not be ‘welcome’ in this sphere, and the consequences of this exclusion for how eating problems are understood and treated. FREE

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Lecture theatre, Julian Study Centre, UEA, NR4 7TJ

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