Eating Disorders and Western Culture Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Eating Disorders and Western Culture
A look at eating disorders within the context of western culture.
# 136896 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | US


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The paper looks at how young women in our culture are seemingly inundated with images that equate beauty and desirability with unnatural depictions of the ideal female physique. To start with, time is devoted to looking at some of these images and who it appears is the chief culprit in propagating them; surprisingly enough, it may not be the stereotypical male. Further, the paper looks at the paradox in modern America wherein people are told to constantly grow thinner at the same time as a "fast-food industrial complex" gives them ample opportunity to grow fatter. With that out of the way, the paper glances at how psycho-education can spare the lives of many young people (and certainly young women) by reminding them of the biological and physiological realities that keep them from staying at that "perfect" weight. Last of all, some criticism of Hesse-Biber's scholarship is in order insofar as her work may be - most likely unwittingly - diverting attention away from the real factor or factors prompting many young American women to starve themselves. The paper highlights how eating disorders are a serious American problem which demands a serious and non-ideological treatment and discussion.

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"The following paper will look at eating disorders within the context of western culture. Specifically, the paper will look at how young women in our culture are seemingly inundated with images that equate beauty and desirability with unnatural depictions of the ideal female physique. To start with, time will be devoted to looking at some of these images and who it appears is the chief culprit in propagating them; surprisingly enough, it may not be the stereotypical male. Further, the paper will look at the paradox in modern America wherein people are told to constantly..."

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