Posts Tagged ‘Food choices’

I have already mentioned our study ANAMIA, undertaken in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of sociologists, social psychologists, philosophers, economists, and computer scientists in France and the UK. We look at the so-called “pro-ana” and “pro-mia” websites, blogs and forums (where “ana” and “mia” stand for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa), which have raised lively […]


On 14th December 2012, the French National Library (BNF, Bibliothèque Nationale de France) in Paris will host the ANR ANAMIA symposium “Understanding Pro-Ana: Body, Networks and Nutrition” (Comprendre le phénomène pro-ana : corps, réseaux, alimentation). Presentations will be in French (see program here). An English summary is available here. Attendance is free of charge but […]


Today, Caroline Smith and I held our first workshop in the framework of Uncivil Bodies, our joint, funded research project exploring interdisciplinary perspectives towards eating and food. We invited specialists, stakeholders and researchers from different disciplines to participate in an open discussion on eating-disorder related websites, blogs and forums. We had a representative of Beat, […]


I gave my presentation on Wednesday at the ongoing annual conference of the British Sociological Association at LSE, London -great experience! My presentation was in one of the sessions of the Medicine, Health and Illness stream and followed a panel on Telemedicine. Largely by coincidence, it fitted pretty well with the other presentations and the […]


Yesterday at the Southbank centre, I presented for the first time in public Uncivil Bodies, the project I am developing with my colleague and collaborator Caroline Smith. The event was “Endangered Species” -one of a series of workshops, held in five major world cities this month and organised by activist feminist groups around issues of […]


Here it is -the presentation I gave last Thursday at the XXXI Sunbelt, the Annual Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis at St Pete Beach. I focused on the fieldwork methodology, especially the conception of our web-based survey including a participant-aided sociogram drawing tool. In practice, it is a way for us […]


This afternoon Antonio Casilli, Lise Mounier and I gave a talk at ENS Campus Jourdan in Paris about online communities of persons with eating disorders. The slides (in French!) are available below.


Uncivil Bodies

10Dec10

‘Uncivil Bodies: New Perspectives and Transdisciplinary Approaches to Eating Disorders’, is a transdisciplinary project about eating behaviours, eating disorders and how they are changing in response to today’s social, cultural, and economic transformations. It is the result of my collaboration with writer and performer Caroline Smith, a colleague at the University of Greenwich, whose practice-based […]


Yesterday, a gave a talk on “Studying eating disorders in the social web: A network analysis approach” at the University of Oxford,as part of a seminar series on social network analysis organised by Nuffield College and the Oxford Internet Institute. Wonderful place, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, conducive to thinking and reflecting. Nice people, constructive comments, […]


On Monday, 15 November I will give a talk at the Social Network Analysis Seminar organised by Nuffield College and OII at the University of Oxford. My topic is the recent upsurge of online websites, blogs and forums advocating anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa (“pro-ana” and “pro-mia”), which challenge health practitioners and policy makers. While […]



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