The cult - and culture - of anorexia

pecially with families. They often lived alone, and spent a lot of time in private spaces, like bathrooms and bedrooms."

This negation of social relationships manifested itself most startlingly in people's attitudes to death: it was seen as being desirable, the ultimate negation of being sociable.

"The best anorexic, people told me, was when they were dead," Ms Warin says. "These people consider themselves to be the winners."


Contact: Megan Warin
Adelaide University

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