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Feminist Multicultural Perspectives on Body Image and Eating Disorders in Women

Susan Kashubeck-West and Lori Tagger

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744220
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199744220.013.0021

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Feminist Multicultural Perspectives on Body Image and Eating Disorders in Women

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This chapter discusses feminist multicultural approaches to the understanding and treatment of eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction. Historical and contemporary feminist conceptualizations are presented, including a multicultural critique of feminist perspectives. Current approaches to treatment are detailed, including the lack of attention to feminist approaches in the research literature on therapeutic effectiveness. Integration of feminist therapy tenets with other therapeutic approaches is encouraged.

Keywords: Body image; eating disorders; women; feminist multicultural perspectives

Article.  14754 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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