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Cultures of the abdomen : diet, digestion, and fat in the modern world

Author: Christopher E Forth; Ana Carden-Coyne
Publisher: Houdmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cultures of the Abdomen traces the history of social, cultural, and medical ideas about the stomach and related organs since the seventeenth century, and demonstrates that a focused study of the abdomen is necessary for understanding the deep historical meanings that underscore our contemporary obsessions with hunger, diet, fat, indigestion, and excretion. It locates that history from dietary ideals in early modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher E Forth; Ana Carden-Coyne
ISBN: 1403965218 9781403965219
OCLC Number: 55633916
Description: ix, 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : The belly and beyond : body, self, and culture in ancient and modern times / Ana Carden-Coyne and Christopher E. Forth --
The physiology of hypochrondria in eighteenth-century Britain / Fredrik Albritton Johnson --
Corporeal economies : work and waste in nineteenth-century constructions of alimentation / Joyce L. Huff --
"Kakao" and "kaka" : chocolate and the excretory imagination of nineteenth-century Europe / Alison Moore --
American guts and military manhood / Ana Carden-Coyne --
The Philosophe's stomach : hedonism, hypochondria, and the intellectural in Enlightenment France / Anne C. Vila --
Coleridge's dreaming gut : digestion, genius, hypochondria / George Rousseau --
It's 'alimentary' : Feuerbach and the dietetics of antisemitism / Jay Geller --
Tolstoy's body : diet, desire, and denial / Ronald L. LeBlanc --
Weight loss in the age of reason / Ken Albala --
Useless and pernicious matter : corpulence in eighteenth-century England / Lucia Dacome --
The belly of Paris : the decline of the fat man in fin-de-siècle France / Christopher E. Forth --
How fat detectives think / Sander L. Gilman --
Fat in America / Peter N. Stearns.
Other Titles: Diet, digestion, and fat in the modern world
Responsibility: edited by Christopher E. Forth and Ana Carden-Coyne.
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