[Marxism] Stan Goff on anorexia

Alan Bradley alanb1000 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 26 16:42:35 MST 2006


From: Louis Proyect 
> One question that certainly has to be answered
> is when the illness originated. I'll bet anything
> that it wasn't a problem under feudalism, if
> you gather my drift.

I wouldn't be in a hurry to make this bet if I were
you.

"Religiously motivated" fasting - to the point of
death - doesn't seem to have been uncommon under
feudalism. As Joan of Arc shows, such extravagantly
"religious" behaviour extended into the peasantry as
well as the upper classes.

Alan Bradley


 
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