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Food and the Self

Food and the Self

Consumption, Production and Material Culture

  • Author: Isabelle de Solier
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0857854356
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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We often hear that selves are no longer formed through producing material things at work, but by consuming them in leisure, leading to 'meaningless' modern lives. This important book reveals the cultural shift to be more complex, demonstrating how people in postindustrial societies strive to form meaningful and moral selves through both the consumption and production of material culture in leisure. Focusing on the material culture of food, the book explores these theoretical questions through an ethnography of those individuals for whom food is central to their self: 'foodies'. It examines what foodies do, and why they do it, through an in-depth study of their lived experiences. The book uncovers how food offers a means of shaping the self not as a consumer but as an amateur who engages in both the production and consumption of material culture and adopts a professional approach which reveals the new moralities of productive leisure in self-formation. The chapters examine a variety of practices, from fine dining and shopping to cooking and blogging, and include rare data on how people use media such as cookbooks, food television, and digital food media in their everyday life. This book is ideal for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the meaning of food in modern life.

Food, the Body and the Self

Food, the Body and the Self

  • Author: Deborah Lupton
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780803976481
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 175
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In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking analysis of the sociocultural and personal meanings of food and eating, Deborah Lupton explores the relationship between food and embodiment, the emotions and subjectivity. She includes discussion of the intertwining of food, meaning and culture in the context of childhood and the family, as well as: the gendered social construction of foodstuffs; food tastes, dislikes and preferences; the dining-out experience; spirituality; and the `civilized' body. She draws on diverse sources, including representations of food and eating in film, literature, advertising, gourmet magazines, news reports and public health literature, and her own empirical research into people's preferences, memories, experiences

The Self-Compassion Diet

The Self-Compassion Diet

A Step-by-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-Kindness

  • Author: Jean Fain
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • ISBN: 1604073268
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 280
  • View: 305
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Self-Love: Your Greatest Guide on the Path to Healthy Weight The secret to sustainable weight loss isn’t counting calories or depriving yourself at the dinner table. Jean Fain tells us it’s about cultivating awareness and self-acceptance wherever you are. With The Self-Compassion Diet, this Harvard Medical School–affiliated psychotherapist prescribes a practical program for transforming the way you think and feel about food and your whole self—a shift that, paradoxically, inspires physical change. Combining loving-kindness, self-hypnosis, and other winning weight-loss strategies, The Self Compassion Diet is available in two complementary formats to help you naturally progress toward genuine self-acceptance and a healthy, sustainable weight. With more than 30 different tools including quizzes, breathing exercises, and visualizations, the book explores four powerful weight-loss methods. The audio edition guides you through 11 key practices described in the book. Used together, this powerful combination can speed learning and boost success. Additional topics include: How to appreciate the everyday activity of eating, and learn to trust your body’s signals that it’s nourished Gradual change—a guided visualization for developing mindful eating habits A meditation for getting to know the diet coach who knows you best—your compassionate inner advisor “Most dieters try to ‘kill cravings’ and break habits with self-discipline,” teaches Fain. “Self-kindness can help quiet the shame that traditional diets instill, and establish a harmonious relationship with food.” The Self Compassion Diet book and audio offer a treasury of heart-opening mind-body teachings and practices for improving the way you live, breathe, and eat.

Gender, Discourse and the Self in Literature

Gender, Discourse and the Self in Literature

Issues in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

  • Author: Kwok-kan Tam
  • Publisher: Chinese University Press
  • ISBN: 962996399X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 261
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Critiquing the fictive nature of socially accepted values about gender, the authors unravel the strategies adopted by writers and filmmakers in (de)constructing the gendered self in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The State of Food and Agriculture 2001

The State of Food and Agriculture 2001

  • Author: FAO.,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
  • ISBN: 9789251046005
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 295
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This publication reports on current developments and issues of importance for world agriculture. It analyses the global agricultural trends as well as the broader economic environment surrounding the agricultural sector in a comprehensive world review. The first part looks at the global situation, the second reviews the situation in the regions of the world, whilst the final part assess the economic impacts of transboundary plant pests and animal diseases. There is also a paper on a selected issue and for this edition the topic is the future of the agricultural trading environment: issues in the current round of negotiations on agriculture.

The Taste of War

The Taste of War

World War Two and the Battle for Food

  • Author: Lizzie Collingham
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0718193776
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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Food, and in particular the lack of it, was central to the experience of the Second World War. In this richly detailed and engaging history, Lizzie Collingham establishes how control of food and its production is crucial to total war. How were the imperial ambitions of Germany and Japan - ambitions which sowed the seeds of war - informed by a desire for self-sufficiency in food production? How was the outcome of the war affected by the decisions that the Allies and the Axis took over how to feed their troops? And how did the distinctive ideologies of the different combatant countries determine their attitudes towards those they had to feed? Tracing the interaction between food and strategy, on both the military and home fronts, this wide-ranging, gripping and dazzlingly original account demonstrates how the issue of access to food was a driving force within Nazi policy and contributed to the decision to murder hundreds of thousands of 'useless eaters' in Europe. Focusing on both the winners and losers in the battle for food, this book brings to light the striking fact that war-related hunger and famine was not only caused by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, but was also the result of Allied mismanagement and neglect, particularly in India, Africa and China. American dominance both during and after the war was not only a result of the United States' immense industrial production but also of its abundance of food. This book traces the establishment of a global pattern of food production and distribution and shows how the war subsequently promoted the pervasive influence of American food habits and tastes in the post-war world. A work of great scope, The Taste of War connects the broad sweep of history to its intimate impact upon the lives of individuals.

Food, Medicine, and the Quest for Good Health

Food, Medicine, and the Quest for Good Health

Nutrition, Medicine, and Culture

  • Author: Nancy N. Chen
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231508913
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 144
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What we eat, how we eat, where we eat, and when we eat are deeply embedded cultural practices. Eating is also related to how we medicate. The multimillion-dollar diet industry offers advice on how to eat for a better body and longer life, and avoiding harmful foods (or choosing healthy ones) is considered separate from consuming medicine another multimillion-dollar industry. In contrast, most traditional medical systems view food as inseparable from medicine and regard medicinal foods as the front line of healing. Drawing on medical texts and food therapy practices from around the world and throughout history, Nancy N. Chen locates old and new crossovers between food and medicine in different social and cultural contexts. The consumption of spices, sugar, and salt was once linked to specific healing properties, and trade in these commodities transformed not just the political economy of Europe, Asia, and the New World but local tastes and food practices as well. Today's technologies are rapidly changing traditional attitudes toward food, enabling the cultivation of new admixtures, such as nutraceuticals and genetically modified food, that link food to medicine in novel ways. Chen considers these developments against the evolving food regimes of the diet industry in order to build a framework for understanding diet as individual practice, social prescription, and political formation.

The Self-Health Revolution

The Self-Health Revolution

  • Author: J. Michael Zenn
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476703590
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 178
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"How to take charge of your health by cutting out toxins and eating healthful foods"--

Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations and the Self

Schizoid Phenomena, Object Relations and the Self

  • Author: Harry Guntrip
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • ISBN: 1780498969
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 440
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Based on a series of clinical studies of schizoid problems, this book is a sequel to Harry Guntrip's theoretical study of the emergence of the schizoid problem, Personality Structure and Human Interaction (1961). It includes revised versions of earlier papers, and also much original material. In Part 1, a description of the schizoid position is given, in terms of relation to the external world, internal states of ego disintegration and, the core of the problem, the dissociated and lost emotional heart of the total self.Part 2 reviews the theoretical development which makes it necessary to see manic-depressive problems in the light of the deeper and more subtle schizoid condition. Part 3, on "The Nature of Basic Ego-Weakness", seeks to assess fully the importance of Winnicott's research into the earliest beginnings of ego development, as the infant slowly grows into psychic separation from the mother, a process that involves both the opportunity for individuation and also the risk of loss of relationship, as well as the risk of possibly permanent stunting of the ego development instead of growth of basic ego relatedness in the mentally healthy person.Part 4 explores the implications for psychotherapy of the study of the schizoid problem, particularly in the matter of the personal therapeutic relationship of therapist and patient. And finally, in Part 5, the review of theory is put on a broad foundation with a chapter on "The Concept of Psychodynamic Science" and another comparing the ego theories of Hartmann and the "object-relational" thinkers, Melanie Klein, Fairbairn, and Winnicott.

The Psychology of Eating

The Psychology of Eating

From Healthy to Disordered Behavior

  • Author: Jane Ogden
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444358375
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 392
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With its primary focus on the psychology of eating from a social, health, and clinical perspective, the second edition of The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior presents an overview of the latest research into a wide range of eating-related behaviors Features the most up-to-date research relating to eating behavior Integrates psychological knowledge with several other disciplines Written in a lively, accessible style Supplemented with illustrations and maps to make literature more approachable

Food and the Memory

Food and the Memory

Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2000

  • Author: Harlan Walker
  • Publisher: Oxford Symposium
  • ISBN: 1903018161
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 318
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This is the eighteenth volume of the ongoing series of papers and submissions to the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, the longest running food history conference in the world.

The Personification of Change

The Personification of Change

  • Author: Gary Nelson Wilkins
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 147716023X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 61
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Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640

Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640

Eating to Impress

  • Author: Paul S. Lloyd
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472512278
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640 considers early modern food consumption in an important new way, connecting English consumption practices between the reigns of Henry VIII and Charles I with ideas of 'self' and 'otherness' in wider contexts of society and the class system. Examining the diets of various social groups, ranging from manual labourers to the aristocracy, special foods and their preparation, as well as festive events and gift foods, this all-encompassing study reveals the extent to which individuals and communities identified themselves and others by what and how they ate between the Reformation of the church and the English Civil Wars. This text provides remarkable insights for anyone interested in knowing more about the society and culture of early modern England.

The Collapse of the Self and Its Therapeutic Restoration

The Collapse of the Self and Its Therapeutic Restoration

  • Author: Rochelle G. K. Kainer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113490293X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 224
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The Collapse of the Self and Its Therapeutic Restoration is a rich and clinically detailed account of the therapeutic restoration of the self, and speaks to the healing process for analysts themselves that follows from Rochelle Kainer's sensitive integration of heretofore dissociated realms of psychoanalytic theory. In describing how the reworking of pathological internal object relationships occurs in conjunction with the transformation of selfobject failures, Kainer brings new insight to bear on the healing of the self at the same time as she contributes to healing the historic split in psychoanalysis between Kleinian theory and self psychology. Extensive case illustrations, refracted through the lens of her uniquely integrative perspective, bring refreshing clarity to elusive theoretical concepts. Of special note is Kainer's distinction between normal and pathological identifications. Equally valuable is her introduction of the term "imaginative empathy" to characterize the kind of attunement that is integral to analytic healing; her nuanced description of the relation between imaginative empathy and projective identification bridges the worlds of Kleinian theory and self psychology in an original and compelling way. She ends by spelling out how her theoretical viewpoint leads to a more comprehensive understanding of various clinical phenomena. The Collapse of the Self and Its Therapeutic Restoration, is a sophisticated yet accessible work, gracefully written, that elaborates a relational theory of thinking, of creativity, of identification, and of the formation and healing of psychic structure. Kainer's ability to bring the often dissonant voices of different psychoanalytic schools into theoretical harmony as she develops her viewpoint conveys both the breadth of intellectual engagement with colleagues and the depth of clinical engagement with patients that inform her project from beginning to end.

Genetically Engineered Food

Genetically Engineered Food

A Self-defense Guide for Consumers

  • Author: Ronnie Cummins,Ben Lilliston
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 9781569244692
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 237
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This all-in-one guide discusses all of the ethical, environmental, and health arguments against genetically engineered food, how they are being regulated in the U.S. and abroad, and why consumers are right to oppose them.

Food and Loathing

Food and Loathing

A Life Measured Out in Calories

  • Author: Betsy Lerner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 074325550X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1914
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An award-winning poet traces her lifetime struggle with an eating disorder and depression, describing how her size and self-esteem were intertwined, her mercurial experiences with support groups and therapy, her prestigious education, and the family secrets that haunted her recovery. Reprint.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

  • Author: Jaan Valsiner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199366225
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 1136
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Der Weg des Künstlers

Der Weg des Künstlers

Ein spiritueller Pfad zur Aktivierung unserer Kreativität

  • Author: Julia Cameron
  • Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook
  • ISBN: 3426422220
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 352
  • View: 8460
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Die eigene Kreativität mit dem völlig neu überarbeiteten Bestseller entdecken: Das 12-Wochen-Programm von Julia Cameron führt Sie auf eine Entdeckungsreise zur eigenen Kreativität. Lernen Sie alle Hindernisse wie Ängste und Abhängigkeiten beiseite zu räumen und befreien Sie so Ihr kreatives Potenzial. Gestalten Sie Ihr Leben reicher, lebendiger und erfüllter. Die Autorin besitzt die Weisheit und Authentizität derjenigen, die das, was sie lehren, selbst intensiv durchlebt haben.

Sociologies of Food and Nutrition

Sociologies of Food and Nutrition

  • Author: Wm. Alex McIntosh,William Alex McIntosh
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780306453359
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 314
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Here, Wm. Alex McIntosh analyzes the relationship between food and nutrition and social factors, using a wide array of sociological theories. The author applies theories of social organization, culture, social stratification, social change, rural sociology, the sociology of the body, and social problems to empirical problems in food and nutrition. By doing so, he sheds light on issues such as the rise of the state; population growth; famine; obesity; eating disorders; the maldistribution of food across class, gender, and ethnic boundaries; and the changing nature of the food industry.