VALUES IN PERSONS WITH ANOREXIA
What you will learn
1. I will illustrate through personal testimony and evidence from websites the way in which anorexia may be understood as a kind of religion;
2. Anorexic practices are seen as a compensation to deep-rooted anomalies in experiencing one’s body and constituting one’s identity;
3. In the anorexic religion, being fat and eating have an explicit moral value, not simply an aesthetic one;
4. Fatness is seen as indicative of laziness, lack of self-care, or lack of self-control, and therefore contemptible and disgusting;
5. Starvation on the other hand is seen as a salvation practice since it can help regain a sense of self-worth and authenticity.
6. These values in turn I will argue reflect more implicit cultural values like ‘ocularcentrism’.
Giovanni Stanghellini, Psychiatrist
Lecture 4: Values in persons with anorexia
After watching the pre-recorded session you should participate in one of the two interactive sessions available. It will be a time to clarify doubts, discuss issues and interact with your teacher and colleagues. Choose the best day that fits your routine and join us!
October 29, Friday
October 30, Saturday
2 PM | GMT+2
2 PM | GMT+2
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