Looking in the fridge for feelings

Heenan, Colleen (2002) Looking in the fridge for feelings. In: Emotional Geographies Conference, 2002, University of Lancaster.

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While not every woman - or man - develops an eating disorder, food does have emotional and gendered significance for many. How has consumer culture been able to exploit this significance such that it becomes necessary to 'look in the fridge for one's feelings'? In this paper I draw on a combination of feminist psychoanalytic and postmodern thinking to understand the complex and gendered way in which consumerism is able to exploit women's gendered psychodynamics through their participation in the disciplinary practices of femininity. I use an example from my clinical research work with women who have eating problems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse analysis, gender, emotional geography, feminist eating disorder psychotherapy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:51
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2014 16:00
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/343

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