The Corporeal Identity: When the Self-Image Hurts

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 15, 2012 - Psychology - 170 pages
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Explorees the cultural origins and psychological aspects of body identity disorders. Discusses the influence of contemporary virtual and cyberspace imagery on self-image. Draws on author’s professional experience largely dedicated to exploring disorders wherein body identity is the chosen field for communication and exchange. Re-examines such illnesses as anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder, and others
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Integrated Bodies
1
Chapter 2 Disciplined Bodies
13
Chapter 3 Metaphorical Bodies The BodyObject
27
Chapter 4 Body and Identity
45
Chapter 5 Body Identity Disorders
77
Chapter 6 Bodies Beyond Measure Clinical Disclosure
99
Chapter 7 Dysmorphophobias and Identity A Theoretical Reading
131
Bibliography
137
Index
164
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