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dc.contributor.authorMcVittie, Chris
dc.contributor.authorCavers, Debbie
dc.contributor.authorHepworth, J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:30:08Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:30:08Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifierER1280
dc.identifier.citationMcVittie, C., Cavers, D. & Hepworth, J. (2005) Femininity, Mental Weakness, and Difference: Male Students Account for Anorexia Nervosa in Men., Sex Roles, vol. 53, , pp. 413-418,
dc.identifier.issn0360-0025
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-005-6763-2
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/1280
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine how men account for the diagnosis in men of anorexia nervosa (AN), a condition commonly associated with women. Male students participated in focus group discussions of topics related to AN. Discussions were tape-recorded with participants' consent, transcribed, and then analyzed using discourse analysis. The participants spontaneously constructed AN as a female-specific condition. When asked to account for AN in men, they distanced AN from hegemonic masculinities in ways that sustained both dominant masculine identities and gender-specific constructions of AN. These findings show how issues of health and gender are interlinked in everyday understandings of AN. Future researchers might usefully consider how the construction of gender-specific illness implicates wider notions of both feminine and masculine gender identities.
dc.format.extent413-418
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofSex Roles
dc.titleFemininity, Mental Weakness, and Difference: Male Students Account for Anorexia Nervosa in Men.
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dc.description.volume53
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi:10.1007/s11199-005-6763-2
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dc.description.eprintid1280
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qmu.authorMcVittie, Chris
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dc.description.number05-Jun


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