Australian Left Review

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Work that Body


Liz Eckermann


The debate around the ‘naturalness’ or social constructedness of the body and the self preoccupies many social theorists writing about eating disorders. Matra Robertson and Judith Rodin represent the two sides of the debate. Both work as therapists treating people with problems around food and their bodies. Both use their encounters with clients to illustrate and elaborate on their theoretical stances. However, that is where the similarity ends. Body Traps



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