A list of material about culture and body image
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Abrams, L.S. and Stormer, C.C (2002) Sociocultural Variations in the Body Image Perceptions of Urban Adolescent Females, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 31, (6), 443–450.
Altabe, M. (1998) Ethnicity and Body Image: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 23, 153–159.
Austin, S.B. (2001) Population-Based Prevention of Eating Disorders: An Application of the Rose Prevention Model Preventive Medicine, 32, 268–283.
Becker, A.E. (2004) Television, disordered eating, and young women in Fiji: Negotiating body image and identity during rapid social change, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 28, 533-559.
Becker, A.E. Burwell, R.A., Navara, K. and Gilman, S.E. (2003) Binge Eating and Binge Eating Disorder in a Small-Scale, Indigenous Society: The View From Fiji International Journal of Eating Disorders, 34, 423–431.
Bemporad, J.R. (1997) Cultural and historical aspects of eating disorders, Theoretical Medicine, 18: 401–420.
Benn, T. & Walters, D. (2001) Between Scylla and Charybdis. Nutritional education versus body culture and the ballet aesthetic: the effects on the lives of female dancers Research in Dance Education, 2, (2), 139-154.
Bhugra, D., Bhui, K. & Gupta, K.R. (2000) Bulimic disorders and sociocentric values in north India, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 35, 86-93
Bojorquez I. and Unikel, C.(2004) Presence of Disordered Eating among Mexican Teenage Women from a Semi-Urban Area: Its Relation to the Cultural Hypothesis, European Eating Disorders Review, 12, 197–202.
Cachelin, F.M., Rebeck, R., Veisel, C. and Striegel-Moore, R.H.(2001) Barriers to Treatment for Eating Disorders Among Ethnically Diverse Women International Journal of Eating Disorders, 30, 269–278.
Calogero, R.M., Davis, W.N. and Thompson, J.K. (2005) The Role of Self-Objectification in the Experience of Women with Eating Disorders, Sex Roles, 52, (1/2), 43-50.
Caradas, A., Lambert, E.V. and Charlton, K.E. (2001) An ethnic comparison of eating attitudes and associated body image concerns in adolescent South African schoolgirls Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 14, 111-120.
Carter, J.C., Bewell, C., Blackmore, E. & Woodside, D.B. (2006) The impact of childhood sexual abuse in anorexia nervosa, Child Abuse & Neglect, 30: 257–269.
Chisuwa, N. & O’Dea, J.A. (2010) Body image and eating disorders amongst Japanese adolescents. A review of the literature, Appetite 54: 5–15.
Collier, D.A. & Treasure, J.L. (2004) The aetiology of eating disorders, British Journal of Psychiatry, 185: 363-365.
Crisp, A., Sedgwick, P., Halek, C., Joughlin, N. & Humphrey, H. (1999) Why may teenage girls persist in smoking? Journal of Adolescence, 22, 657-672.
Currin, L. Schmidt, U., Treasure, J. & Jack, H. (2005) Time trends in eating disorder incidence, British Journal of Psychiatry, 186: 132-135.
D’Abundo, M. & Chally, P. (2004) Struggling With Recovery: Participant Perspectives on Battling an Eating Disorder, Qualitative Health Research, 14, (8): 1094-1106.
Davis, C. & Katzman, M.A. (1999) Perfection as Acculturation: Psychological Correlates of Eating Problems in Chinese Male and Female Students Living in the United States, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 25, 65-70.
Davis, C., Dionne, M. & Shuster, B. (2001) Physical and psychological correlates of appearance orientation, Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 21-30.
Edquist, K. (2008) Globalizing Pathologies: Mental Health Assemblage and Spreading Diagnoses of Eating Disorders, International Political Sociology, 2: 375–391
Fernandez-Aranda, F., Alvarez-Moya, E.M., Martınez-Viana, C., Sanchez, I., Granero, R., Penelo, E., Forcano, L. Penas-Lledo, E. (2009)Predictors of early change in bulimia nervosa after a brief psychoeducational therapy, Appetite, 52: 805–808.
Ferreday,D. (2008) ‘Showing the girl’: The new burlesque, Feminist Theory, 9, (1): 47–65.
Fichter, M.M., Quadfleig, N. & Hedlund, S. (2008) Long-Term Course of Binge Eating Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa: Relevance for Nosology and Diagnostic Criteria, International Journal of Eating Disorders; 41: 577–586.
Fischer, S., Stojek, M. & Hartzell, E. (2010) Effects of multiple forms of childhood abuse and adult sexual assault on current eating disorder symptoms, Eating Behaviors, 11: 190–192
Franko, D.L., Striegel-Moore, R.H,. Barton, B.A., Schumann, B.C., Garner, D.M. Daniels, S.M., Schreiber, G.B. and Crawford,P.B. (2004) Measuring Eating Concerns in Black and White Adolescent Girls, Sex Roles, 52, (1/2), 43-50.
Furnham, A. &· Adam-Saib, S. (2001) Abnormal eating attitudes and behaviours and perceived parental control: a study of white British and British-Asian school girls, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 36: 462–470.
Giles, D.C. (2006) Constructing identities in cyberspace: The case of eating disorders. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45: 463-477.
Giles, D.C., & Close, J. (2008). Exposure to ‘lad magazines’, drive for muscularity in dating and non-dating young men. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1610-1616.
Grogan, S. & Wainwright, N. (1996) Growing up in the culture of slenderness: Girl's experience of bodily dissatisfaction, Women's Studies International Forum, 19, (6), 665-673.
Gunewardene, A., Huon, G.F., & Zheng, R. (2001) Exposure to Westernization and Dieting: A Cross-Cultural Study International Journal of Eating Disorders, 29, 289-293.
Hartt, J. & Waller, G. (2002) Child abuse, dissociation, and core beliefs in bulimic disorders Child Abuse & Neglect, 26, 923–938.
Heiland, T.L., Murray, D.S. and Edley, P.P. (2008) Body image of dancers in Los Angeles: the cult of slenderness and media influence among dance students, Research in Dance Education, 9, (3): 257–275.
Hesse-Biber, S., Leavy, P., Quinn, C.E. and Zoino, J. (2006) The mass marketing of disordered eating and Eating Disorders: The social psychology of women, thinness and culture, Women's Studies International Forum, 29, 208–224.
Hill, D.M., Craighead, L.W. & Safer, D.L. (2011)Appetite-Focused Dialectical Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Binge Eating with Purging: A Preliminary Trial, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44: 249–261.
Katzman, M.A. & Lee, S. (1997) Beyond Body Image: The Integration of Feminist and Transcultural Theories in the Understanding of Self Starvation International Journal of Eating Disorders, 22, 385-394.
Kim, J.H. and Lennon, S.J. (2007) Mass Media and Self-Esteem, Body Image, and Eating Disorder Tendencies, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 25, (1): 3-23.
Kong, S. & Bernstein, K. (2009) Childhood trauma as a predictor of eating psychopathology and its mediating variables in patients with eating disorders, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 1897–1907
Lake, A.J., Staiger, P.K. & Glowinski, H. (2000) Effect of Western Culture on Women’s Attitudes to Eating and Perceptions of Body Shape, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 27, 83-89.
Lester, R. (2004) Commentary: Eating disorders and the problem of 'culture in acculturation, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 28, 607–615.
Littlewood, R. (2004) Commentary: Globalization, culture, body image and eating disorders, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 28: 597–602.
Mahalik, J.R., Morray, E.B., Coonerty-Femiano, A., Ludlow, L.H., Slattery, S.M. and Smiler, A. (2005) Development of the Conformity to Feminine Norms Inventory, Sex Roles, 52, (7/8): 417-435.
Malson , H. (1999) Women under Erasure: Anorexic Bodies in Postmodern Context, Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 9, 137-153.
Maltby, J., Giles, D.C., Barber, L. & McCutcheon, L.E. (2005) Intense-personal celebrity worship and body image: Evidence of a link among female adolescents. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10, 17-32.
Mears, A. and Finlay, W. (2005) Not Just a Paper Doll: How Models Manage Bodily Capital and Why They Perform Emotional Labor, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 34: 317-343.
Meyer, T.A. and Gast, J. (2008) The Effects of Peer Influence on Disordered Eating Behavior, The Journal of School Nursing, 24, (1): 36-42.
Miller, M.N & Pumaregia, A.S.G. (2001) Culture and Eating Disorders: A Historical and Cross-Cultural Review, Psychiatry 64, (2), 93-110.
Mitchell, J.E. Agras, S. & Wonderlich, S.(2007) Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40: 95–101.
Mond, J.M., · Hay, P.J., · Rodgers, B., · Owen, C. · and Beumont, P.J.V. (2004) Beliefs of women concerning the severity and prevalence of bulimia nervosa, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 39, 299–304.
Moreno, S., Rodríguez, S., Carmen Fernandez, M., Tamez, J. and Cepeda-Benito, A. (2008) Clinical Validation of the Trait and State Versions of the Food Craving Questionnaire, Assessment, 15, (3): 375-387.
Morgan, J.F., Marsden, P. and Lacey, J.H. (2000) “Spiritual Starvation?”: A Case Series Concerning Christianity and Eating Disorders, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 28, 476–480.
Moulding, N. & Hepworth, (2001) Understanding body image disturbance in the promotion of mental health: A discourse analytic study, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 11, 305-317.
Mumford, D.B. & Choudry, I.Y. (2000) Body Dissatisfaction and Eating Attitudes in Slimming and Fitness Gyms in London and Lahore: A Cross-Cultural Study, European Eating Disorders Review, 8, 217-224.
Murray, S. (1999) Eating Disorders and Criticism of Cultural Ideals, European Eating Disorders Review, 7, 204-212.
Negrin, L. (1999) The Self as Image: A Critical Appraisal of Postmodern Theories of Fashion, Theory, Culture & Society, 16, (3), 99-118.
Nevonen, L., & Broberg, A.(2006) A Comparison of Sequenced Individual and Group Psychotherapy for Patients with Bulimia Nervosa, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39: 117–127.
Newton, M., Boblin, S., Brown, B. and D. Ciliska, D. (2006) Understanding Intimacy for Women with Anorexia Nervosa: A Phenomenological Approach, European Eating Disorders Review, 14, 43–53.
Nowak, M. (1998) The Weight-Conscious Adolescent: Body Image, Food Intake, and Weight-Related Behavior, Journal of Adolescent Health, 6, 389-398.
O’Connor, R.A. & Van Esterik, P. (2008) De-medicalizing anorexia: A new cultural brokering, Anthropology Today, 24, (5): 5-9.
Ogden, J. & Elder, C. (1998) The Role of Family Status and Ethnic Group on Body Image and Eating Behavior, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 23, 309–315.
Perez, M. and Joiner, T.E. (2003) Body Image Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating in Black and White Women International Journal of Eating Disorders, 33, 342–350.
Pike, K.M. and Borvoy, A. (2004) The rise of eating disorders in Japan: Issues of culture and limitations of the model of Westernization, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 28, 493–531.
Polivy, J. & Herman, P. (1987) Diagnosis and treatment of normal eating Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55: 635-644.
Pope, H.G., Olivardia, R., Gruber, A. Borowiecki, J. (1999) Evolving Ideals of Male Body Image as Seen Through Action Toys, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 26, 65–72.
Pretorius, N., Arcelus, J., Beecham, J. Dawson, H., Doherty, F., Eisler, I., Gallagher, C., Gowers, S., Isaacs, G., Johnson-Sabine, E., Jones, A., Newell, C., Morris, J., Richards, L., Ringwood, S., Rowlands, L., Simic, M., Treasure, J., Waller, G., Williams, C., Yi, I., Yoshioka, M. & Schmidt, U. (2009)Cognitive-behavioural therapy for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology: The acceptability and effectiveness of internet-based delivery, Behaviour Research and Therapy 47: 729–736.
Regan, P.C. and Cachelin, F.M. (2006) Binge Eating and Purging in a Multi-Ethnic Community Sample, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 523–526.
Reid, M., Burr, J., Williams S. and Hammersley, R. (2008) Eating Disorders Patients' Views on Their Disorders and on an Outpatient Service: A Qualitative Study, Journal of Health Psychology, 13, (7): 956–960.
Rieger,, E., Touyz, S.W., Swain, T. & Beumont, P.J.V. (2001) Cross-Cultural Research on Anorexia Nervosa: Assumptions Regarding the Role of Body Weight, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 29, 205–215.
Shapiro, J.R., Bauer, S., Andrews, E., Pisetsky, E., Bulik-Sullivan, A.B., Hamer, R.M. & Bulik, C.M. (2010) Mobile Therapy: Use of Text-Messaging in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43:513–519.
Soh, N.L., Touyz, S.W. and Surgenor, L.J. (2006) Eating and Body Image Disturbances Across Cultures: A Review, European Eating Disorders Review, 14, 54–65.
Steinhausen, H-C., Boyadjieva, S., Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, M., Seidel, R., Winkler Metzke, C.H-C. & Steinhausen, S. (2000) A transcultural outcome study of adolescent eating disorders, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 101, 60-66.
Striegel-Moore, R.H. and Franko, D.L. (2003) Epidemiology of Binge Eating Disorder, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 34, S19–S29.
Tiggemann, M. & Ruutel, E. (2001) A cross-cultural comparison of body dissatisfaction in Estonian and Australian young adults and its relationship with media exposure, Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 32, (6), 736-742.
Thompson, B.W. (1992) '"A way outa no way": Eating problems among African American, Latina and White women' Gender and Society, 6, (4), 546-561
Tozzi, F., Sullivan, P.F., Fear, J.C., McKenzie, J. & Bulik, C.M. (2003) Causes and recovery in Anorexia Nervosa: The Patients’ perspective, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 33, 143-154.
Treasure, J. (2008) Eating disorders, Medicine, 36, (8): 430-435.
Treasure, J.L., Wack, E.R. and Roberts, M.E. (2008) Models as a high-risk group: the health implications of a size zero culture, The British Journal of Psychiatry, 192: 243–244.
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Van Son, G.E., Van Hoeken, D., Bartelds, A.I.M., Van Furth, E.F. & Hoek, H.W. (2006) Urbanisation and the incidence of eating disorders, British Journal of Psychiatry, 189: 562-563.
Waldherr, K. Favaro, A., Santonastaso, P., Van Strien, T. & Rathner, G. (2008) Comparison of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) in the Netherlands, Austria and Italy, European Eating Disorders Review, 16: 472–479.
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Wildes, J.E., Emery, R.E. & Simons, A.D. (2001) The role of ethnicity and culture in the development of eating disturbance and body dissatisfaction: A meta-analytic review, Clinical Psychology Review, 21, (4), 521-551.
Willemsen, E.M.C. & Hoek, H.W. (2006) Sociocultural Factors in the Development of Anorexia Nervosa in a Black Woman, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 353–355.
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