Abstract

In this paper, I argue that one of the most intense ways women are encouraged to enjoy sublime experiences is via attempts to control their bodies through excessive dieting. If this is so, then the societal-cultural contributions to the problem of eating disorders exceed the perpetuation of a certain beauty ideal to include the almost universal encouragement women receive to diet, coupled with the relative shortage of opportunities women are afforded to experience the sublime.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 65-86
Launched on MUSE
2003-12-11
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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