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By René Girard

ISBN-10: 1611860873

ISBN-13: 9781611860870

René Girard exhibits that every one wants are contagious—and the need to be skinny isn't any exception. during this compelling new e-book, Girard ties the anorexia epidemic to what he calls mimetic hope: a wish imitated from a version. Girard has lengthy argued that, faraway from being spontaneous, our so much intimate wishes are copied from what we see round us. In a tradition keen about thinness, the increase of consuming problems will be no shock. whilst everyone seems to be attempting to slender down, Girard asks, how do we persuade anorexic sufferers to have a fit outlook on consuming? blending theoretical sophistication with irreverent logic, Girard denounces a “culture of anorexia” and takes aside the aggressive impulse that fuels the sport of conspicuous non-consumption. He exhibits that exhibiting off a slender body isn't really enough—the genuine goal is to be skinnier than one’s competitors. within the race to lose the main weight, the winners are guaranteed to be thinner and thinner. Taken to extremes, this tendency to escalation can in simple terms bring about tragic effects. that includes a foreword through neuropsychiatrist Jean-Michel Oughourlian and an introductory essay by way of anthropologist Mark R. Anspach, the quantity concludes with an illuminating dialog among René Girard, Mark R. Anspach, and Laurence Tacou.

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