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SPC5241 The Cultural Body: Society, Body Image, and the Self

Course Description

Examines the manner in which family, society, and culture act as intervening variables in our relationship to bodies.  Beliefs (personal, familial, social, and cultural) and mythologies regarding the body and the impact of these beliefs on our somato-psychological experience will be examined.  Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and compulsive eating are examined as specific examples of cultural distortion of bodily self-awareness.  In addition, the course will also look at cross-cultural differences in the manner and meaning of embodiment and the ramifications for clinical practice.