• March 22, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Abstract: This talk will describe a feminist and socially critical theory that provides a new perspective on the interactions between the social environment of girls and women from different social locations and their embodied experiences of engagement with the world. Weaving together rich narratives from 170 interviews and quantitative scale development and surveys, the emergent theory aimed to provide a framework for understanding the complexity of social processes that create docile, corseted bodies. Holding a mirror to culture, the theory
challenges stakeholders to re-imagine constructive social transformations.

Dr. Niva Piran is a clinical psychologist, school consultant, and Professor Emerita at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Eating disorders, Dr. Piran has co-edited several books on thetreatment and prevention of eating disorders. She is a former Body Image Consultant to the National Ballet School of Canada and Clinical Director

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