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2005 | 16 | 171-188
Article title

ANOREXIA NERVOSA - THE PHENOMENON OF POSTMODERN CULTURE ANSD DYSFUNCTION OF FAMILY SYSTEM (Anorexia nervosa - the fenomen ponowoczesnej kultury i choroby systemu rodzinnego)

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Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The aim of this article is to present anorexia nervosa as a complex phenomenon which ought to be analyzed in macro-, mezo- and microstructural context. Anorexia is defined in terms of 'self-destructive adaptation strategy' which is considered to be a reaction to specific configuration of cultural patterns and family system. The most significant factors affecting the process of forming the identity based on being an anorectic are: perfectionism and contemporary standards of beauty - as far as culture is concerned as well as dysfunctions of communication structure and lack of flexibility in role patterns - as far as family is concerned. Results of content analysis of websites dealing with anorexia are presented to illustrate the mentioned process on mezosocial level. As a conclusion, the authoress sketches the main assumptions of individual and family system psychotherapy of anorectics.
Year
Volume
16
Pages
171-188
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Monika Frackowiak, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Instytut Socjologii, ul. Szamarzewskiego 89, 60-568 Poznan, Poland
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA072311
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.3388ed1d-8774-3411-aab3-e1b0f0cd5517
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