L. Thielen-Wilson Lecture Slide Points for Wed Oct 15 or Thurs Oct 16 , 2008.
S1: Feminism: Theory and Action for Social Change
Links two levels of analysis (Taylor FF, p.2):
S2: How do feminist explanations differ from non-feminist explanations?
Look to outline for table of “Theoretical / Explanatory Approaches”.
S3: Case Study: Eating Disorders / Eating Problems
Becky Wansgaard Thompson “A Way Outta No Way…”
Unjust Social Systems & power dynamics
Trauma to “Body Consciousness”
Q: What is “Body Consciousness”?
Eating Problems are one possible response to disruption of Body consciousness
This explanation brings into view different:
Causes / contributing factors
Demographics / populations affected
Assessment: disease? Resistance?
S4: (What effect does “trauma rooted in oppression” have on women?
Trauma rooted in Sexual Abuse, Racism, Poverty, Heterosexism, …
Disrupts Body Consciousness:
Loss of Control of Body
Dissociation / Alienation (associates body with abuse, body is enemy)
Shame & Hatred
1 S5: Eating Problems as a form of Resistance to Oppression