Función social de foros de internet en castellano pro-anorexia y pro-bulimia1

Claudia Cruzat Mandich, Cristhian Pérez Villalobos, Macarena Díaz Bugmann, Rocío Cerda Lobos, Jean Paul Goffard Lackington, Rocío Arcas Acevedo, Gino Cortez Bolados

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Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia blogs are websites antirecovering where participants promote eating disorders, they interchange experiences and provide emotional support to others. There are few research about these sites in Spanish, whereby present study aimed to describe social function of Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia blogs. For this purpose, messages posted in 12 of these sites where analyzed through Grounded Theory method. Results, organized in two main categories - 1) "Being Ana" and 2) "Blog as a virtual shelter", showed that eating disorders are experienced as a painful but worthy decision, whose difficulties are coped by the support provided in these sites.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Argentina de Clinica Psicologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012

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