Tag: Bodies

Creating Bodies Eating Disorders as Self-Destructive Survival


Creating Bodies: Eating Disorders as Self-Destructive Survival By Katie Gentile
2006 | 216 Pages | ISBN: 0881634387 | PDF | 88 MB
Amid the welter of clinical studies, memoirs, and other death-defying tales of eating disorders, we remain unclear about the relationships among trauma, anorexia, and bulimia, and about the psychological pathways to recovery.Creating Bodiesoffers the gripping story of healing and transformation detailed in one woman’s diaries. Hannah wrote 18 diaries between the ages of 14 and 32. In the excerpts reprinted herein, we watch Hannah navigate violent adolescent friendships, descend into anorexia and bulimia, marry an abusive man, struggle to recover memories of sexual abuse, and finally to heal. And we learn of her interaction with Katie Gentile, who analyzed her diaries and met with Hannah to discuss the latter’s own understanding of the diaries and of the diary analysis.Through a close study of both the content and structure of Hannah’s diaries, Gentile shows how unspeakable, embodied remnants of sexual trauma become symbolized and how, within this process, Hannah’s bulimia functioned as both an act of self destruction and a lifesaving form of resistance.Anchored in relational psychoanalysis and critical feminist theory, Creating Bodies provides a uniquely longitudinal account of the development of, and ultimate recovery from, an eating disorder fueled by childhood sexual abuse.An invaluable contribution to the literature on adolescent and adult eating disorders, it is also a thoughtful meditation on how the act of writing deepens issues of relationality and, over time, promotes cure.Psychoanalysts will be intrigued by the rich process issues embedded in prose journals, notes, and letters – both close to and distinct from clinical process issues – that Gentile uses to understand Hannah’s projects of self-destruction and reconstruction.

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The Ministry of Bodies


The Ministry of Bodies by Seamus O’Mahony
English | March 4, 2021 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B086XKLDS5 | 288 pages | EPUB | 0.78 Mb
Life and death in a modern hospital, from Seamus O’Mahony, the award-winning author of The Way We Die Now and Can Medicine Be Cured?

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The Power of Not Thinking How Our Bodies Learn and Why We Should Trust Them [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0BCH6PSW9 | 2022 | 8 hours and 28 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 232 MB
Ask someone to point to the part of their body responsible for their intelligence and it is highly likely that they will point at their head. This assumption is understandable, given that, for centuries, from Descartes’ "cogito ergo sum" to the computer age, this is what we have been told to think. And yet we all share common experiences that have revealed the incomparable power of "not thinking." Have you ever struggled to remember your pin number only to hold your fingers out and type it correctly with your hands, played the piano without focusing on remembering the correct notes, or listened to your gut feeling when under the pressure of a big decision?

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The King’s Three Bodies Essays on Kingship and Ritual


Burkhard Schnepel, "The King’s Three Bodies: Essays on Kingship and Ritual"
English | ISBN: 1032000538 | 2021 | 338 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This collection of essays deals with the rituals of kingship and royalty in India, Africa and Europe from the social anthropological and ethnohistorical points of view. It discusses the dialectical entanglements of rituals conducted for and by kings (including, ‘little kings’ and ‘jungle kings’) with the wider social, political, cultural, historical, religious and economic contexts in which they were embedded.

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Working Bodies Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace


Working Bodies: Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace By Sharon-Dale Stone, Valorie A. Crooks, Michelle Owen
2014 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 0773543775 | PDF | 2 MB
While significant research has been produced in the field of disability studies, little attention has been paid to experiences of chronic illness. Working Bodies emphasizes the workplace as an important site for understanding such experiences, as employment status has an enormous impact on social and economic standing in Canadian society. The essays in this collection examine the perspectives of both workers and employers, painting a disturbing picture of the challenges that people with chronic illness face in an already demanding labour market. The focus on the Canadian workplace allows for an in-depth understanding of this context and for meaningful comparisons between populations and across workplace environments. Contributors include scholars and practitioners in disability studies, health sciences, geography, occupational therapy, sociology, and labour relations, their expert knowledge ranging from the imperatives of employers, to lived experiences of chronic illness, to the application of workplace policy. By combining research-based chapters with personal reflections on work and chronic illness, Working Bodies grounds itself in existing scholarship while opening up new avenues of discussion. Contributors include Terri Aversa, Andrea Black, Keri Cameron (McMaster University), Nicolette Carlan (University of Waterloo), Vera Chouinard (McMaster University), Valorie A, Crooks (Simon Fraser University), Julie Devaney, Le-Ann Dolan, Adam Gilgoff, Nancy Hutchinson (Queen’s University), Vicki Kristman (Lakehead University), Terry Krupa (Queen’s University), Rosemary Lysaght (Queen’s University), Margaret Oldfield (University of Toronto), Michelle Owen (University of Winnipeg), Melissa Popiel, Wendy Porch, William S. Shaw (University of Massachusetts), Corinne Stevens, Iffath Syed (York University), Joan Versnel (Dalhousie University), and Kelly Williams-Whitt (University of Lethbridge).

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The Educated Woman Minds, Bodies, and Women’s Higher Education in Britain, Germany, and Spain, 1865-1914


The Educated Woman: Minds, Bodies, and Women’s Higher Education in Britain, Germany, and Spain, 1865-1914 By Katharina Rowold
2009 | 322 Pages | ISBN: 0415205875 | PDF | 3 MB
The Educated Woman is a comparative study of the ideas on female nature that informed debates on women’s higher education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in three western European countries. Exploring the multi-layered roles of science and medicine in constructions of sexual difference in these debates, the book also pays attention to the variety of ways in which contemporary feminists negotiated and reconstituted conceptions of the female mind and its relationship to the body. While recognising similarities, Rowold shows how in each country the higher education debates and the underlying conceptions of women’s nature were shaped by distinct historical contexts.

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