Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders

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Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders. / Bernhardsson, Katarina.

Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. ed. / Peter L Twohig; Vera Kalitzkus. Vol. 49 Rodopi, 2008. p. 95-111.

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Harvard

Bernhardsson, K 2008, Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders. in PL Twohig & V Kalitzkus (eds), Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. vol. 49, Rodopi, pp. 95-111.

APA

Bernhardsson, K. (2008). Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders. In P. L. Twohig, & V. Kalitzkus (Eds.), Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities (Vol. 49, pp. 95-111). Rodopi.

CBE

Bernhardsson K. 2008. Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders. Twohig PL, Kalitzkus V, editors. In Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Rodopi. pp. 95-111.

MLA

Bernhardsson, Katarina "Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders". and Twohig, Peter L Kalitzkus, Vera (editors). Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Rodopi. 2008, 95-111.

Vancouver

Bernhardsson K. Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders. In Twohig PL, Kalitzkus V, editors, Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Vol. 49. Rodopi. 2008. p. 95-111

Author

Bernhardsson, Katarina. / Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders. Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. editor / Peter L Twohig ; Vera Kalitzkus. Vol. 49 Rodopi, 2008. pp. 95-111

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Devils, Serpents, Zebras: Metaphors of Illness in Contemporary Swedish Literature on Eating Disorders

AU - Bernhardsson, Katarina

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - The present paper explores the metaphors of illness in Swedish narratives on eating disorders, published between 1987 and 2005. The authors use the metaphors of powerful beings such as serpents or devils to name their illness, and these metaphors can be analysed as being part of the master metaphors of battle, territory and intruders. This paper discusses the metaphors used to envision the flesh and the self, as well as three important “intruders”: compulsive starvation, food, and the urge to eat.

AB - The present paper explores the metaphors of illness in Swedish narratives on eating disorders, published between 1987 and 2005. The authors use the metaphors of powerful beings such as serpents or devils to name their illness, and these metaphors can be analysed as being part of the master metaphors of battle, territory and intruders. This paper discusses the metaphors used to envision the flesh and the self, as well as three important “intruders”: compulsive starvation, food, and the urge to eat.

KW - Metaphors of illness

KW - eating disorders

KW - anorexia

KW - Swedish literature.

KW - bulimia

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 978-90-420-2405-2

VL - 49

SP - 95

EP - 111

BT - Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease. Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities

A2 - Twohig, Peter L

A2 - Kalitzkus, Vera

PB - Rodopi

ER -