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: Vol. 3:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol3/iss2/2