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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

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.

Women, Food, and Desire

Women, Food, and Desire

Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body

  • Author: Alexandra Jamieson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476765049
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 256
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A transformational health expert and co-star of the documentary Super Size Me describes how actually listening to our body's cravings can help cleanse the nutritional, emotional, physical and mental blocks that are preventing happiness.100,000 first printing.

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 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: 604
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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.

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
  • View: 1039
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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, Morals and Meaning

Food, Morals and Meaning

The Pleasure and Anxiety of Eating

  • Author: John Coveney
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134184492
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 18
  • View: 876
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Following on from the success of the first edition, John Coveney traces our complex relationship with food and eating and our preoccupation with diet, self-discipline and food guilt. Using our current fascination with health and nutrition, he explores why our appetite for food pleasures makes us feel anxious. This up-to-date edition includes an examination of how our current obsession with body size, especially fatness, drives a national and international panic about the obesity ‘epidemic’. Focusing on how our food anxieties have stemmed from social, political and religious problems in Western history, Food, Morals and Meaning looks at: the ancient Greeks’ preoccupation with eating early Christianity and the conflict between the pleasures of the flesh and spirituality scientific developments in eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe and our current knowledge of food the social organization of food in the modern home, based on real interviews the obesity ‘epidemic’ and its association with moral degeneration. Based on the work of Michel Foucault, this fresh and updated edition explains how a rationalization food choice – so apparent in current programmes on nutrition and health – can be traced through a genealogy of historical social imperatives and moral panics. Food, Morals and Meaning is essential reading for those studying nutrition, public health, sociology of health and illness and sociology of the body.

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.

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 Gebrauch des Selbst

Der Gebrauch des Selbst

die bewusste Steuerung des Gebrauchs im Bezug auf Diagnose, Funktionieren und Reaktionskontrolle

  • Author: F. M. Alexander
  • Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • ISBN: 3805571704
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 94
  • View: 6205
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Der Gebrauch des Selbst ist das einganglichste der vier Werke F.M. Alexanders und enthalt viele sehr nutzliche Informationen, die dem Leser die Alexander-Technik naher bringen. Dazu gehort vor allem Alexanders Schilderung, welchen Weg er beschreiten musste, um die Grundprinzipien seiner Technik zu entwickeln. Dieses Buch ist somit ein Grundstein der Alexander-Technik. Fur Lehrer und engagierte Schuler dieser Technik steht es an erster Stelle. Um Alexanders Methode wirklich zu verstehen, ist es sinnvoll, die Geschichte ihrer Entwicklung zu kennen. So erst kann man nachvollziehen, auf welche Prinzipien Alexander seine Methode grundete.

Das neue Buch vom Leben auf dem Lande

Das neue Buch vom Leben auf dem Lande

  • Author: John Seymour
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783831015771
  • Category:
  • Page: 411
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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.

Boogles And The Self Employed Consultant.

Boogles And The Self Employed Consultant.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Boogles
  • ISBN: 0956425224
  • Category: Businesspeople
  • Page: 60
  • View: 6667
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Seeking Authenticity in Place, Culture, and the Self

Seeking Authenticity in Place, Culture, and the Self

The Great Urban Escape

  • Author: N. Osbaldiston
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113700763X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 175
  • View: 2982
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In recent times, there has been a substantial push by people to escape the metropolis for lifestyles in small coastal, country, or mountainside locales. This book explores the narratives emerging from amenity-left migration using methods developed within the 'strong' cultural sociology.