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Despite the increasing incidence of eating disorders, very few films have addressed these conditions in particular. What’s more, most of the US-American mainstream fiction films that deal with eating disorders tend to be built on anachronistic clichés, hardly depicting their broad array. Furthermore, the traditional narrative structure of beginning, middle, and (happy) end misrepresents the erratic temporality of eating disorder symptoms as well as the nonlinear phases of recovery and relapse.
Keywords: eating disorders; film; visibility; relapse
Title
Recovery
Author(s)
Clio Nicastro
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Despite the increasing incidence of eating disorders, very few films have addressed these conditions in particular. What’s more, most of the US-American mainstream fiction films that deal with eating disorders tend to be built on anachronistic clichés, hardly depicting their broad array. Furthermore, the traditional narrative structure of beginning, middle, and (happy) end misrepresents the erratic temporality of eating disorder symptoms as well as the nonlinear phases of recovery and relapse.
Is Part Of
Re-
Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
2019
Subject
eating disorders
film
visibility
relapse
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Language
en-GB
short title
Recovery
page start
49
page end
56
Source
Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 49–56
Bibliographic Citation
Clio Nicastro, ‘Recovery’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 49–56 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_06>
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Cite as: Clio Nicastro, ‘Recovery’, in Re-: An Errant Glossary, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 15 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2019), pp. 49–56 <https://doi.org/10.25620/ci-15_06>