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‘Pro’ ana ? Sociability and support in eating disorder online communities.

‘Pro’ ana ? Sociability and support in eating disorder online communities.

Tubaro, Paola (2014) ‘Pro’ ana ? Sociability and support in eating disorder online communities. Discover Society (14).

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Abstract

Last June, a group of Italian MPs proposed jail terms and fines for authors of so-called “pro-ana” (anorexia) and “pro-mia” (bulimia) websites. These are self-styled online communities on eating disorders which are viewed as promoting extreme dieting and unhealthy eating practices. France and the United Kingdom preceded Italy’s attempt to pass restrictive legislation as far back as 2008-9, and many internet service providers also endeavoured to ban these contents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social support, Personal networks, Online networks, Health, eating disorders, Pro-anorexia websites
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Business Network Analysis
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2016 15:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12871

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