Behind the thin ideal:

12 November 2019 - 18:30

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 6:30pm

Julian Study Centre, UEA
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Behind the thin ideal: the importance of feminism in understanding and treating eating problems.
Prof Su Holmes (School of Art, Media and American Studies)
‘Eating disorders’ are often understood as shaped by the cultural environment in which we live, particularly representations of the body and messages about gender. Drawing on feminist approaches to eating problems, it can be argued that cultural aspects are nonetheless neglected in clinical treatment contexts, and poorly understood in popular discourse.
Prof Su Holmes (School of Art, Media and American Studies) will draw upon empirical research to examine how and why feminism might not be ‘welcome’ in this sphere, and the consequences of this exclusion for how eating problems are understood and treated.
Inaugural lectures recognise and celebrate the promotion of UEA academics to the position of professor, whilst giving audiences the chance to hear about their research and its impact on society. These lectures are free and open to all, and there's no need to book; simply turn up on the night, or watch live via YouTube. Each lecture is followed by a free drinks reception, with a chance to meet the speaker and ask them questions about their research.
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Julian Study Centre Lecture Theatre
Category:Community and education
Type:Talk or discussion