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Weight diary: experiences and meanings of the body among anorexic and bulimic individuals

Grant number: 09/11937-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Heloisa Buarque de Almeida
Grantee:Marisol Marini
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The present research intends to investigate and understand the experiences of anorexic and bulimic individuals - how they experience their bodies and such disorders, which are the meanings and senses of the use of their bodies and how they incorporate (or not) the medical and media views about that question. For that purpose, the intention is to follow some of these individuals through their experiences in a specialized eating disorder clinic, as well as work with several sources that provide a broad overview of the matter, concerning scientific production, the media and the internet, which is a producer of sociability and meanings (and re-signification) about the topic.

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MARINI, Marisol. Weight diary: knowledge and experiences about eating disorders. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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