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Speaking in Hunger: Gender, Discourse, and Consumption in Clarissa
Donnalee Frega confronts the growing tendency in both popular and scholarly studies to view eating disorders as a secret and private form of negative self-expression "suffered" primarily by women. Drawing on history, clinical studies, and literature, Frega's comprehensive study approaches anorexia not as an illness, but as a dangerous strategy employed by healthy young ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by University of South Carolina Press
(first published March 1998)
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May 05, 2012 Rachel rated it did not like it
Attempts to convince the reader that Clarissa suffers from anorexia as we conceive it in the modern day - also, in an extremely Freudian fashion, attributes all her problems to the Harlowes and absolves Lovelace of most of his responsibility for her fate. Lazy, disrespectful scholarship.