Leaves

Calendar › July's Science Cafe' Cleveland

Monday, July 12, 2010
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

July's Science Cafe' Cleveland

All are welcome to July's Science Cafe' Cleveland:Does the U.S. export eating disorders along with Coca-Cola and McDonald's?Featuring:Eileen Anderson-Fye, Ed.D. (Dept. of Anthropology, CWRU)Lisa Damour, Ph.D. (Director of Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School; Consulting Psychologist, Laurel School, Faculty in Departments of Psychology at CWRU and John Carroll)Date: July 12, 2010Time: Drinks start at 6:30 PM, discussion starts around 7:00 PMLocation: Tasting Room, Great Lakes Brewing Company (2701 Carroll Ave, Cleveland)Many believe that the U.S. has exported thin body ideals and related eating disorders around the world, much as it has exported other products. Given that eating disorders are the most deadly of all psychiatric disorders, this claim is a serious one. The World Health Organization has flagged these disorders as an increasing problem in global mental health worldwide, particularly among adolescent girls. Such conversations occur in a context where there is a large debate about the "Americanization" of psychiatric disorder more generally. The anthropological, psychological, and psychiatric literature on this issue show a nuanced picture of the various routes and processes by which eating disorders do and do not take hold cross-culturally.All are welcome to July's Science Cafe' Cleveland:Does the U.S. export eating disorders along with Coca-Cola and McDonald's?Featuring:Eileen Anderson-Fye, Ed.D. (Dept. of Anthropology, CWRU)Lisa Damour, Ph.D. (Director of Center for Research on Girls at Laurel School; Consulting Psychologist, Laurel School, Faculty in Departments of Psychology at CWRU and John Carroll)Date: July 12, 2010Time: Drinks start at 6:30 PM, discussion starts around 7:00 PMLocation: Tasting Room, Great Lakes Brewing Company (2701 Carroll Ave, Cleveland)Many believe that the U.S. has exported thin body ideals and related eating disorders around the world, much as it has exported other products. Given that eating disorders are the most deadly of all psychiatric disorders, this claim is a serious one. The World Health Organization has flagged these disorders as an increasing problem in global mental health worldwide, particularly among adolescent girls. Such conversations occur in a context where there is a large debate about the "Americanization" of psychiatric disorder more generally. The anthropological, psychological, and psychiatric literature on this issue show a nuanced picture of the various routes and processes by which eating disorders do and do not take hold cross-culturally.

« back to calendar

Submit an event

Your location can cost or save

Your location can cost or save >

See if your neighborhood is costing or saving you more than the average

10 best ecological restoration

10 best ecological restoration >

Cities are healthier as a whole when nature is invited in.

10 ways to stay cool and save

10 ways to stay cool and save >

See these tips to beat the heat and save money.