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By B. Czarniawska

Casting the opposite: preserving Gender Inequalities within the office makes a speciality of the construction and upkeep of gender inequalities in companies. by way of emphasizing 'difference' as whatever to be controlled many businesses institute the 'problem of difference', and whereas orgainzations pay lip-service to principles of equality, their day by day practices can be unchanged and unchallenged. Discrimination of assorted teams equivalent to ladies, immigrants and older humans maintains and its dynamics stay doubtful, principally as a result of the problems of learning it within the box. also, numerous courses geared toward removal inequality, reminiscent of gender equality of dealing with range courses, may very well market it by way of making variations obvious and stabilizing them. administration, lower than those situations, involves confer with the administration of appearances which take where of extra radical acts to alter the 'status quo'.

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Apart from anorexia being the third most common illness among young girls, such statistical associations included references to eating 38 Karin Fernler disorders being fifteen times as common among female athletes as among women in general or to eating disorders affecting every sixth female athlete. Second, it was implied that the prevalence of eating disorders among women was related to the gendered character of the sports movement or society in general. These descriptions included references to lack of female coaches and the role of ‘thoughtless’ remarks made by male coaches, as well as references to the influence of the fashion and marketing industry.

In order to situate the establishment of specialized treatment of eating disorders in time and place, and to clarify that women are not the only issue here, I will start with a brief history of the field of eating disorders in general and the establishment of the treatment of eating disorders in Stockholm in particular. From no treatment to controversies about treatment The 1970s and 1980s: an increasing focus on eating disorders Though anorexia nervosa was ‘discovered’ and named by the medical sciences in the 1870s, it was not until 1979 that the first two books on self-starvation were published in Swedish (Palazzoli 1963/1979; Möller 1979).

It must start with the beliefs and opinions held by the woman and man on the street (Latour 1999). Stigmatizing or not, the assumption that eating disorders are psychiatric conditions is well established, not only within the medical sciences, but also among the public. Gender order and disorder 35 Furthermore, many laypersons would probably agree that eating disorders are in some way or other related to the demands of puberty or even to the young ‘woman’s way to fight for an identity’. How could this psychological identity-struggle, which seems to imply that eating disorders should be treated with psychotherapy, be translated into a support of the causal theories of the Centre and its computerized eating-practice?

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