Diets and Dieting

Diets and Dieting

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Diets and dieting have concerned a€“ and sometimes obsessed a€“ human societies for centuries. The dieters' regime is about many things, among them the control of weight and the body, the politics of beauty, discipline and even self-harm, personal and societal demands for improved health, spiritual harmony with the universe, and ethical codes of existence. In this innovative reference work that spans many periods and cultures, the acclaimed cultural and medical historian Sander L. Gilman lays out the history of diets and dieting in a fascinating series of articles.fear of an uncontrolled spread answered almost simultaneously with the announcement of a cure, a quick fix or magic bullet. ... a€œBird a#39;flua€ in the twentieth- first century has not crossed the a€œspecies barriera€ any more than bubonic plague did, but ... acute respiratory syndrome) as well as other, more recent Asian avian influenzas of the past decade (McLean et al. 2005). ... caused evidently by the use of technology that ground animal offal (by-products) into animal feed, became the modelanbsp;...

Title:Diets and Dieting
Author:Goldwin Smith Professor of Human Studies Sander L Gilman, Sander L. Gilman
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-01-23


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