Unsymbolized Mother Loss: Rewriting on the Body as Anorexia

Uçar Özsoy, Selin
The current study aims to examine the discourse of young adult subjects who lost their mother and who experience remarkable anorexic symptoms later in life. The similarities and differences in the discourse of two concepts, and also the discourses female and male subjects are the main concerns of the current study in the light of Lacanian discourse analysis. Semi-structured interviews were done with five participants. In the analysis, anchoring representation, formal qualities of the text: conflict and unspoken points, and the relation with the Other are examined discursively. The results of the study were discussed in the light of relavant literature and clinical implications, and suggestions for future studies were provided.
Citation Formats
S. Uçar Özsoy, “Unsymbolized Mother Loss: Rewriting on the Body as Anorexia,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2024.