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Carnal Appetites

Author : Elspeth Probyn
ISBN : 9781134595532
Genre : Social Science
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In Carnal Appetites, Elspeth Probyn charts the explosion of interest in food - from the cults that spring up around celebrity chefs, to our love/hate relationship with fast food, our fetishization of food and sex, and the impact of our modes of consumption on our identities. 'You are what you eat' the saying goes, but is the tenet truer than ever? As the range of food options proliferates in the West, our food choices become inextricably linked with our lives and lifestyles. Probyn also tackles issues that trouble society, asking questions about the nature of appetite, desire, greed and pleasure, and shedding light on subjects including: fast food, vegetarianism, food sex, cannibalism, forced feeding, and fat politics.

Gastrosophical Turn

Author : Michael Nagenborg
ISBN : 9783897333086
Genre : Philosophy
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Das Thema Essen ist, ob wir wollen oder nicht, unser täglich’ Brot. Was Essen ist, scheint klar zu sein: Man steckt sich etwas in den Mund, kaut es oder auch nicht und schluckt es runter. Das kann Nahrung sein, muss es aber nicht; es kann vornehmlich dazu dienen, zu überleben, kann aber auch reiner Genuss sein. Nahrung wird aus verschiedenen Gründen und auf zahllose Arten aufgenommen, auch aus etlichen Gründen abgelehnt oder verweigert, zudem werden Dinge „geschluckt“, die eigentlich nicht zum Essen gedacht sind, etwa Informationen, Medizin, Gift, Worte, die nicht gesagt werden, Gefühle, die man nicht äußert. Der Komplex „Essen“ ist ein Kessel, in dem ständig der Kampf zwischen Selbstbestimmung und gesellschaftlichen Verpflichtungen brodelt, das Essen ist – wie alle Grundbedürfnisse des Menschen – moralisch schwer belastet, ein Labyrinth von Geboten und Verboten, die sich historisch oder in philosophischen Diskursen entwickeln und die Sache in der Regel nicht einfacher, sondern immer wirrer machen: Dürfen, Sollen, Können und ihre Gegenteile finden sich an der Tafel ein und greifen munter zu. Was Natur und Kultur beim Essen erlauben und vorschreiben, anders gesagt: was die richtige Art ist, sich das Richtige in den Mund zu stecken, wird von den menschlichen Gesellschaften immer neu wiedergekäut, verdaut und ausgeschieden. Die Künste und Gebrauchsmedien machen eigene Vorschläge und spiegeln Überlieferung wider. Wirtschaftliche, medizinische, kulturelle und moralische Interessen durchziehen das Thema „Essen“ mit einem Netz von Fäden, das dringend eines Wegweisers bedarf. Aber bekanntlich wird nichts so heiß gegessen, wie es gekocht wird. In diesem Sinn – und nicht im Sinn der vielen Köche, die den Brei verderben – bemühen sich die Autoren des vorliegenden Bandes um mehr Klarheit in dieser Kloßbrühe, nicht ohne das nötige Salz in der Suppe, versteht sich.

Fremdes Essen

Author : Maren Möhring
ISBN : 9783486717792
Genre : History
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Die Geschichte der ausländischen Gastronomie in der Bundesrepublik kennt viele Geschichten. Gastwirte aus Italien, Jugoslawien, Griechenland und der Türkei brachten ein Stück verlockender, aber auch irritierender Fremde nach Deutschland. Ihre Trattorien, Grillrestaurants, Tavernen und Imbisse veränderten nicht nur die Stadt- und Dorfbilder, sie wurden auch zu Zentren interkultureller Kommunikation, die nicht immer konfliktfrei verlief. Vor allem aber veränderten diese neuen Konsumorte die Ernährungsgewohnheiten – mit Pizza, Döner und vielen anderen Köstlichkeiten, die heute vom deutschen Speiseplan nicht mehr wegzudenken sind. Maren Möhring erzählt erstmals die aspektreiche Geschichte wechselseitiger Akkulturation, wobei sie auch die andere Seite der Medaille, die Folgen der oftmals entbehrungsreichen Arbeitsmigration aus Südeuropa, aufarbeitet. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Augsburger Wissenschaftspreis für Interkulturelle Studien 2012.

The Atkins Diet And Philosophy

Author : Lisa Heldke
ISBN : 9780812698114
Genre : Philosophy
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The Atkins diet has transformed the lives of millions of people, revolutionizing grocery store shelves, restaurant menus, and dinner-table conversations. But there are questions beyond its efficacy and longevity. Is the Atkins diet a new wrinkle in capitalist exploitation or a twisted expression of negative body images? Is it a symbol of super-masculinity? Has the Atkins diet really been around for centuries under other names? Can it increase intelligence, or cause global warming and melt the polar ice caps? How does Atkins fit into Kant’s conception of the moral life, or Rousseau’s vision of a kinder, gentler human society? The Atkins Diet and Philosophy wittily explores these and other pressing questions in sixteen entertaining essays. Following the same fun, readable approach as earlier volumes in this series, this book uses philosophy to put the Atkins diet under the microscope, and uses the Atkins diet to teach vital philosophical lessons for life.

Edible Memory

Author : Jennifer A. Jordan
ISBN : 9780226228242
Genre : Cooking
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Each week during the growing season, farmers’ markets offer up such delicious treasures as brandywine tomatoes, cosmic purple carrots, pink pearl apples, and chioggia beets—varieties of fruits and vegetables that are prized by home chefs and carefully stewarded by farmers from year to year. These are the heirlooms and the antiques of the food world, endowed with their own rich histories. While cooking techniques and flavor fads have changed from generation to generation, a Ribston Pippin apple today can taste just as flavorful as it did in the eighteenth century. But how does an apple become an antique and a tomato an heirloom? In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past. Jordan begins with the heirloom tomato, inquiring into its botanical origins in South America and its culinary beginnings in Aztec cooking to show how the homely and homegrown tomato has since grown to be an object of wealth and taste, as well as a popular symbol of the farm-to-table and heritage foods movements. She shows how a shift in the 1940s away from open pollination resulted in a narrow range of hybrid tomato crops. But memory and the pursuit of flavor led to intense seed-saving efforts increasing in the 1970s, as local produce and seeds began to be recognized as living windows to the past. In the chapters that follow, Jordan combines lush description and thorough research as she investigates the long history of antique apples; changing tastes in turnips and related foods like kale and parsnips; the movement of vegetables and fruits around the globe in the wake of Columbus; and the poignant, perishable world of stone fruits and tropical fruit, in order to reveal the connections—the edible memories—these heirlooms offer for farmers, gardeners, chefs, diners, and home cooks. This deep culinary connection to the past influences not only the foods we grow and consume, but the ways we shape and imagine our farms, gardens, and local landscapes. From the farmers’ market to the seed bank to the neighborhood bistro, these foods offer essential keys not only to our past but also to the future of agriculture, the environment, and taste. By cultivating these edible memories, Jordan reveals, we can stay connected to a delicious heritage of historic flavors, and to the pleasures and possibilities for generations of feasts to come.

Sexualities Spaces And Leisure Studies

Author : Jayne Caudwell
ISBN : 9781135740238
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This edited collection explores the important connections between sexualities, geographies and leisure studies. Chapters consider aspects of sport, leisure and tourism and show how sexualities are produced and reproduced within these spatial realms. The critical and interdisciplinary analyses—which are evident in the collection—focus on sexuality and the socio-cultural power relations produced through and in the spaces of leisure. These theoretical discussions are all informed by recent research findings and, importantly, extend existing debates within the fields of geography and leisure studies. A range of appropriate and relevant topics are covered, including critical debate on sexism, homophobic, heterosexism and heteronormativity as well as specific LGBT experiences of sport spectatorship, socialising, Mardi Gras and skiing. This book offers a unique collection and it is the first of its kind. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.

Embodied Politics In Visual Autobiography

Author : Sarah Brophy
ISBN : 9781442666153
Genre : Performing Arts
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From reality television to film, performance, and video art, autobiography is everywhere in today’s image-obsessed age. With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography’s involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body. This provocative collection looks at images of selfhood and embodiment in a variety of media and with a particular focus on bodily identities and practices that challenge the norm: a pregnant man in cyberspace, a fat activist performance troupe, indigenous artists intervening in museums, transnational selves who connect disability to war, and many more. The chapters in Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography reflect several different theoretical approaches but share a common concern with the ways in which visual culture can generate resistance, critique, and creative interventions. With contributions that investigate digital media, installation art, graphic memoir, performance, film, reality television, photography, and video art, the collection offers a wide-ranging critical account of what is clearly becoming one of the most important issues in contemporary culture.

Cannibal Writes

Author : Njeri Githire
ISBN : 9780252096747
Genre : Social Science
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Postcolonial and diaspora studies scholars and critics have paid increasing attention to the use of metaphors of food, eating, digestion, and various affiliated actions such as loss of appetite, indigestion, and regurgitation. As such stylistic devices proliferated in the works of non-Western women writers, scholars connected metaphors of eating and consumption to colonial and imperial domination. In Cannibal Writes, Njeri Githire concentrates on the gendered and sexualized dimensions of these visceral metaphors of consumption in works by women writers from Haiti, Jamaica, Mauritius, and elsewhere. Employing theoretical analysis and insightful readings of English- and French-language texts, she explores the prominence of alimentary-related tropes and their relationship to sexual consumption, writing, global geopolitics and economic dynamics, and migration. As she shows, the use of cannibalism in particular as a central motif opens up privileged modes for mediating historical and sociopolitical issues. Ambitiously comparative, Cannibal Writes ranges across the works of well-known and lesser known writers to tie together two geographic and cultural spaces that have much in common but are seldom studied in parallel.

Gothic Canada

Author : Justin D. Edwards
ISBN : 9780888644411
Genre : History
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Canadians have always been obsessed with the idea of their own identities. Stories that tell us who we are provide a reassuring sense of identity for the individual and the nation. Hockey. Maple Leaves. Beavers. But collective stories tend to be haunted by a fear that a shared narrative might be nothing more than an elaborate artifice. This fear has long been a source of gothic inspiration for Canadian writers. A haunted Canadian self returns again and again. Polite. Friendly. Not American. With examples of gothic discourse from Canadian fiction, autobiography, film, poetry, and drama, Justin Edwards analyzes the ghost at the heart of the nation. A major contribution to cultural and literary studies, Gothic Canada unearths two centuries of Canadian gothic writings to reveal uncanny traditions of trauma, repression, and monstrosity.

Cannibalism In Literature And Film

Author : J. Brown
ISBN : 9781137292124
Genre : Performing Arts
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A comprehensive study of cannibalism in literature and film, spanning colonial fiction, Gothic texts and contemporary American horror. Amidst the sharp teeth and horrific appetite of the cannibal, this book examines real fears of over-consumerism and consumption that trouble an ever-growing modern world.

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