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2009

San Jose State University

Faculty Publications, Sociology

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Review Essay Of “Men And The War On Obesity: A Sociological Study”, Natalie C. Boero Nov 2009

Review Essay Of “Men And The War On Obesity: A Sociological Study”, Natalie C. Boero

Faculty Publications, Sociology

A review is presented of the book "Men & the War on Obesity: A Sociological Study," by Lee F. Monaghan.


Anas, Mias And Wannas: Authenticity And Embodiment In Pro-Anorexia Discussion Groups, Natalie Boero, C. Pascoe Aug 2009

Anas, Mias And Wannas: Authenticity And Embodiment In Pro-Anorexia Discussion Groups, Natalie Boero, C. Pascoe

Faculty Publications, Sociology

This paper details the making of community and bodies in online environments, specifically the online pro-anorexia community. Building community among members of these groups is particularly fraught because tensions over claims to authenticity permeate these groups. Because these are embodied practices and online spaces are presumably disembodied, participants constantly grapple with authenticity, largely through the threat of the "wannarexic." This paper documents the way in which tensions around authenticity and embodied practices are managed through treatment of the wannarexic, participating in group rituals, and deployment of individual tools. Participants grapple with these tensions through engaging in offline bodily rituals that ...