This is a single case study for which a life history approach was adopted. The informant, a patient suffering from anorexia nervosa (AN), was specifically selected because of her particular circumstances. Three themes emerged from her narrative that accounted for self-starvation: saving money, reserving food and competing for slenderness. The paper explores these themes and closes by emphasizing the necessity of understanding the sensitive and untold story of a patient’s self-starvation in her cultural-familial context.
Chan, Zenobia C. Y. and Ma, Joyce L. C.
The Secrets of Self-Starvation.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 3(2), 23-37.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol3/iss2/2