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Weighty Body: About Thick, Thin, Perfect or Deranged

Weighty Body: About Thick, Thin, Perfect or Deranged

By (author) The Museum Dr. Guislain


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The Weighty Body reflects on the fascinating relation mankind has with its appearance. The main theme of the book is the history of "hungering". Why do people decide to stop eating? Do they have personal or aesthetical motives, religious ones or economical? When can one talk about an abnormal relationship with his or her body? Are we the boss of our own body nowadays? The book goes on to discuss disorders such as anorexia and bulimia through history and in different cultures. Through exhibitions and books, The Museum Dr. Guislain aims to put the focus on important psychiatric problems and put them in a broader social and cultural context. Text in English, Dutch and French. Other books in the series: Hidden Worlds: Outsider Art ISBN 9789020970234 The Exotic Human: Other Cultures as Entertainment ISBN 9789020982893 Willem van Genk Builds his Universe ISBN 9789020992700
18th Nov 2010
Paperback / softback
260 mm x 210 mm
192 Pages
100 color, b&w
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