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Anorexia and mimetic desire

René Girard 1923-2015. Mark R Anspach


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  • Title:
    Anorexia and mimetic desire
  • Author: René Girard 1923-2015.
  • Mark R Anspach
  • Description: Contents; Foreword, by Jean-Michel Oughourlian, translated by M. B. DeBevoise; Introduction: Anorexia and the Spirit of the Times, by Mark R. Anspach; Eating Disorders and Mimetic Desire, by René Girard; A Conversation with René Girard, with Mark R. Anspachand Laurence Tacou; Notes
    René Girard shows that all desires are contagious-and the desire to be thin is no exception. In this compelling new book, Girard ties the anorexia epidemic to what he calls mimetic desire: a desire imitated from a model. Girard has long argued that, far from being spontaneous, our most intimate desires are copied from what we see around us. In a culture obsessed with thinness, the rise of eating disorders should be no surprise. When everyone is trying to slim down, Girard asks, how can we convince anorexic patients to have a healthy outlook on eating? Mixing theoretical sophistication with ir
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (113 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-60917-376-7
  • Subjects: Anorexia nervosa; Anorexia nervosa -- Psychological aspects; Desire (Philosophy); Philosophy, French -- 20th century; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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