Towards an anthropology of anorexia nervosa: Meanings of thinness and dysfunctional eating among black females in Johannesburg. Ghent University
This research studies anorexia nervosa among women of the black population in Johannesburg.
The project aims for a culture-specific approach in understanding and treatment by abandoning
the prescriptive, Western-based DSM-criteria. Instead, it examines dysfunctional eating in
Johannesburg in its unique local context with regards to symptoms as well as their meanings