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Desordres alimentaires - psychopathologies feminines d'aujourd'hui : une consideration historique

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dc.contributor.author Sulcas R en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T06:35:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T06:35:57Z
dc.date.submitted 1996 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/5819
dc.description.abstract Examines the history of female pathologies, both psychosomatic and not. It is argued that the association of Woman and the Body in our culture means that the feminine sex is particularly susceptible to ascribing a cultural meaning to her body. It is attempted to show how the forms of female pathology which manifest as dietary disorders may express (unconsciously) the rules and beliefs of a culture, and how these illnesses offer an "internal" critique of these values. In the second half of the 19th century, hysteria dominated the "feminine" maladies of the bourgeosie. This "mysterious" condition has now largely disappeared, continuing to exist only as a category of female behaviour. While Freud was interpreting hysteria and developing the psychoanalytic method, anorexia nervosa was identified as an independent disease. Similarly, the pathology of bulimia was first identified as a symptom of other illnesses (such as hysteria) and later as a pathology in itself. The "modes" of these diseases are linked to the "styles" of the time, the roles of women and historical constraints on them. The politics of dietary disorders are seen finally to revolve around the question of sex. The incidence of these illnesses nowadays is a reflection of the ambiguity of female identity in a period of social change. en
dc.language French en
dc.subject Medical sciences: Diseases en
dc.subject Psychiatry en
dc.title Desordres alimentaires - psychopathologies feminines d'aujourd'hui : une consideration historique en
dc.title.alternative Dietary disorders - female psychopathology of today : an historic perspective en
dc.type Doctoral degree en
dc.description.degree PhD en

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