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Diets and dieting : a cultural encyclopedia

Author: Sander L Gilman
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Diets and dieting have concerned-and sometimes obsessed-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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedia
Wörterbuch
Student Collection
Encyclopedias
History
Wörterbuch
Dictionaries
Encyclopédies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sander L Gilman
ISBN: 9780415974202 0415974208 9780203935507 0203935500
OCLC Number: 154886157
Description: xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: List of entries --
Introduction : Some weighty thoughts on dieting and epidemics --
Entries A-Z --
Supplemental resources --
Index. Entries: Aboulia --
Advertising --
Alternative medicine --
Anorexia --
Atkins, Robert --
Atlas, Charles --
Atwater, Wilbur Olin --
Banting, William --
Bariatric surgery --
Barr, Roseanne --
Beaumont, William --
Beecher, Catharine --
Behavior --
Benedict, Francis Gano --
Binge-eating --
Blood-type diet --
Bodybuilding --
Brillat-Savarin, Jean-Anthelme --
Bruch, Hilde --
Bulik, Cynthia --
Butz, Earl --
Byron, George Gordon --
Cabbage soup diet --
Callas, Maria --
Calorie --
Cannon, William Bradford --
Carpenter, Karen --
Celebrities --
Cheyne, George --
Children --
China in the early twentieth century --
China today --
Chittenden, Russell Henry --
Christianity --
Cornaro, Luigi --
Craig, Jenny and Sid --
Davis, Adelle --
Detoxification --
Developing world --
Diana, Princess of Wales --
Disability --
Dublin, Louis --
Eating competitions --
Electrotherapy --
Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, Empress of Austria --
Emaciated body images in the media --
Enlightenment dietetics --
Fashion --
Fast food --
Fat assessment in adults --
Fat camps --
Fat-positive --
Fat tax --
Fletcher, Horace --
Flockhart, Calista --
Fogle, Jared --
Fonda, Jane --
Food choice --
Food pyramid --
Franklin, Benjamin --
Friedman, Jeffrey --
Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand --
Genetics --
Globalization --
Gold, Tracy --
Graham, Sylvester --
Greek medicine and dieting --
Grunberger, George --
Gull, William. Hauser, Gayelord --
Hay, William --
Homeostasis --
Hopkins, Frederick Gowland --
Hormone --
Hormones used in dieting --
Hornby, Lesley (Twiggy) --
Ibn Sina (Avicenna) --
Imes-Jackson, Mo'Nique --
Infectobesity --
Internet --
Israeli, Isaac ben Salomon --
Jews --
Johnson, Samuel --
Kellogg, John Harvey --
Kneipp, Sebastian --
LaLanne, Jack --
Lambert, Daniel --
Leibel, Rudolph --
Lessius, Leonard --
Lindlahr, Henry --
Linn, Robert --
Literature and fat bodies --
Low-fat and fat-free foods --
Luther, Martin --
Macfadden, Bernarr --
McGraw, Phil (Dr. Phil) --
Manheim, Camryn --
Marcé, Louis-Victor --
Mazel, Judy --
Media --
Medical use of dieting --
Medieval diets --
Men --
Metabolism --
Metcalfe, William --
Milk --
t Mitchell, S. Weir --
Monroe, Marilyn --
Morton, Richard --
Murray, George --
Natural man --
Nidetch, Jean --
Noorden, Carl von --
Obesity epidemic --
Obsessive compulsive disorders --
Old age and obesity --
Ornish, Dean --
Paleolithic diet --
Peters, LuLu Hunt --
Pets --
Phytochemicals --
Post, C.W. --
Pregnancy --
Pritikin, Nathan --
Processed foods --
Professionalization of dieting --
Psychotherapy and weight change --
Religion and dieting --
Risks associated with dieting --
Roman medicine and dieting --
Russell, Lillian --
Scales and public weighing --
Schwarzenegger, Arnold --
Self-help --
Sex --
Sexual orientation --
Sigler, Jamie Lynn --
Simmons, Richard --
Sinclair, Upton --
Smoking --
Socioeconomic status --
Southern fat --
Sports --
Spurlock, Morgan --
Stress --
Sugar busters --
Sweeteners --
Taft, William Howard --
Tarnower, Herman --
Thomson, Samuel --
Trall, Russell --
Van Helmont, Johannes --
Vegetarianism --
Very-low-calorie diets --
Weight gain --
Wesley, John --
White, Ellen G. --
Wigmore, Ann --
William the Conqueror --
Winfrey, Oprah --
Zone diet.
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