Food, Morals and Meaning: The Pleasure and Anxiety of Eating

Food, Morals and Meaning: The Pleasure and Anxiety of Eating

by John Coveney

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ISBN-13: 9780415376211
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/24/2006
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents


List of tables     viii
Preface     ix
Introduction     xii
Foucault, discourse, power and the subject     1
The governmentality of modern nutrition     15
The Greeks to the Christians: from ethics to guilt     25
Religion and reason: the emergence of a discourse on nutrition     46
Paupers, prisoners and moral panics: refining the meaning of nutrition     65
The nutritional policing of families     76
Nutrition landscapes in late modernity     92
Nutrition homescapes in late modernity     107
An ethnography of family food: subjects of food choice     122
The governmentality of girth     141
Conclusions     157
Appendix     162
Notes     164
References     165
Index     181

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