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Food, the Body and the Self / Edition 1
     

Food, the Body and the Self / Edition 1

by Deborah Lupton
 

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ISBN-10: 0803976488

ISBN-13: 9780803976481

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803976481
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives on Food and Eating
Food, the Family and Childhood
Food, Health and Nature
Tastes and Distastes
The Asceticism/Consumption Dialectic
Conclusion

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