This is a single case study for which a life history approach was adopted. The informant, a patient suffering from anorexia nervosa (AN), was specifically selected because of her particular circumstances. Three themes emerged from her narrative that accounted for self-starvation: saving money, reserving food and competing for slenderness. The paper explores these themes and closes by emphasizing the necessity of understanding the sensitive and untold story of a patient's self-starvation in her cultural-familial context.
|Journal||Journal of International Women's Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2002|
- Anorexia nervosa
- Chinese secrets
- Life history
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies