By Deborah Lupton
During this wide-ranging and thought-provoking research of the sociocultural and private meanings of nutrition and consuming, Deborah Lupton explores the connection among meals and embodiment, the sentiments and subjectivity. She contains dialogue of the intertwining of nutrition, which means and tradition within the context of adolescence and the relations, in addition to: the gendered social development of foodstuffs; meals tastes, dislikes and personal tastes; the dining-out event; spirituality; and the `civilized' physique. She attracts on various resources, together with representations of nutrients and consuming in movie, literature, ads, connoisseur magazines, information reviews and public overall healthiness literature, and her personal empirical learn into people's personal tastes, stories, reports
Read or Download Food, the Body and the Self PDF
Similar nutrition books
A dietary whodunit that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of fat supplies a desirable account of the way we've develop into poor in a nutrient that's crucial for solid healthiness: The fatty acids often called omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and fervour, Susan Allport tells the tale of those very important fat, that are considerable in vegetables and fish, between different meals.
Here is the thoroughly revised, up-to-date, and multiplied new version of the definitive reference on enteral foodstuff. It offers the medical beginning and scientific options wanted for potent enteral feeding within the medical institution and at domestic. studies of prior variation: "The optimal textual content on enteral meals.
A considerably revised and up to date version of the hugely revered consultant to utilizing food as an built-in a part of an athlete's overall performance-enhancing package Whatever the game, it truly is crucial for an athlete to have his or her physique operating at top potency and this e-book offers food as an built-in a part of an athlete's routine.
- Deadly Harvest: The Intimate Relationship Between Our Health and Our Food
- The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet
- The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
- Handbook of Fertility: Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle and Reproductive Health
- New Perspectives in Magnesium Research: Nutrition and Health
Extra info for Food, the Body and the Self
In childhood and a d u l t h o o d , food is inextricably interlinked with group membership as well as kinship. T h e incorporation of food works both to construct a notion of individual subjectivity through the individual taking in the qualities of that food, and also includes that individual into a culinary system and therefore into a social g r o u p (Fischler, 1988: 280-1). T h e categorization of a substance as edible implies that it is accepted into the community and then into the individual's body.
T h a t is not to say that the w o m e n necessarily enjoyed the task; they simply recognized the convention that it was theirs to fulfil each day as wives and m o t h e r s . Little has changed since these studies were published: cooking is still overwhelmingly viewed as the responsibility of w o m e n r a t h e r than m e n . W a r d e and H e t h e r i n g t o n (1994) u n d e r t o o k a survey of domestic a r r a n g e m e n t s a r o u n d food in predominantly middle-class English households in the G r e a t e r Manchester area.
A contemporary study of working-class Scottish mothers found that they t e n d e d to describe 'good food' as that which was provided by the father and 'prepared lovingly by the m o t h e r , and served by her to a family all seated at o n e table' (Blaxter and Paterson, 1983: 102). This view remained strong even in (or because of) the reality of broken families caused by poverty, death and divorce. Research a m o n g w o m e n living in South Wales similarly found that the 'cooked dinner', comprising m e a t , p o t a t o e s , at least o n e additional vegetable, and gravy was regarded as the ' " p r o p e r m e a l " par excellence' (Murcott, 1982: 677).