The seventh chapter follows Ally as it reveals how a tall, self-identified, slightly overweight “good” White girl, longs to embody and reflect the idealized, hegemonic, gender-specific image affiliated with (elite) White women: beautiful, blond, petite and very thin. Her desire to embody elite Whiteness is so strong that she developed an eating disorder and was compelled to spend time in an appropriate clinic. Her unhealthy relationship with food continued during the study and was manifested in her inability to watch others eat, including her friends in the school cafeteria.
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