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Published: 09 November 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002079-039
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0207-9
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390701-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9070-1
... Jonathan M. M. Jonathan Japan’s Imperial Diet Building in the Debate over Construction of a National Identity R eynol d s During the 1930s a new monument slowly emerged on the Tokyo skyline. The...
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
...Eating Well in China Diet and Hygiene in Nineteenth-Century Treaty Ports Shang-Jen Li In Shanghai Hygiene, a medical manual written for Europeans in China, the medical missionary James Henderson claimed that “of all the various pro- lific sources of disease, irregularities of diet are...
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
..., and blood sugars as sites of diagnosis and treatment. Morals of individual responsibility and addiction filter into ideas and practices surrounding obesity, and disease categories collapse weight gain into other pathologies along specific relational lines. For some clinicians, diets could shore up...
Published: 11 September 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377276-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7727-6
... room was full of university and usda scien- tists involved in cutting-edge research on the relationship between diet and human health, hoping to give rise to a new nutritional paradigm. Collectively, the scientists, from the United States and Denmark, were amassing a set of tools that would replace...
Published: 10 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384809-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8480-9
... narrowly define fitness as ‘‘diet’’ and frequent the clubs solely to mold a more perfect body. The fitness club, in one sense, is just an- other arena in which to strive for the body beautiful. Together with aesthetic salons and diet aids, the goal of molding a thin and balanced body is common. This...
Published: 06 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... from other doctors and how low his charges are. What he did offer was an emphasis on personal responsibility: a stan- dardized diet, roughly the same for all patients, whose success relied on fortitude. In Dr. Ketkar’s office, individual responsibility kept diets (and by extension, weight loss...
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By Laura Spielvogel
Published: 10 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384809-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8480-9
...; criticism by, 110, 112; as 184, 189, 196; cultural explana- daughter, 132–133; demographics tions for, 191–192, 200, 202; and of, 118–119, 121; dieting, 184–187; mind/body relationship, 143; and discrimination against, 120–125; as normative prescriptions for thin- Anorexia nervosa (continued...
Published: 11 September 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377276-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7727-6
... for every single American. Driven by both profound anxieties about the dangers of bad diets and unfettered optimism about what could be possible if eating habits were improved, wartime dietary reformers set out to ensure morale, productivity, and victory by teaching Americans on the home front to...
Published: 30 October 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375975-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7597-5
... that the special needs of those in treatment must be seen within more general patterns of eating and that the shifts associated with hiv nutritional awareness might be part of wider changes that were occurring in the country in the years of the first generation. Eat a Balanced Diet...
Published: 01 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393030-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9303-0
... Lord Jesus Christ in both forms, our loyal subjects, have requested us humbly, as King of Bohemia, in the diet held in 1608 from Monday after Exaudi, in the castle of Prague, and terminated on Friday after John the Baptist of the same year: That they may be granted all that has been settled...
Published: 11 September 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377276-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7727-6
... movements played a cer- tain cultural role even when they were not aware of doing so, delineating social norms and imposing the values of the middle class through the seemingly neutral language of diet. My qualms about joining Waters’s revolution evolved into a critique of the dietary reform impulse...
Book Chapter

By Jane Bennett
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391623-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9162-3
... efficacy of diet. Here I will focus on motifs from the work of Friedrich Nietz- sche and Henry David Thoreau, according to which eating constitutes a series of mutual transformations between human and nonhuman ma- terials. I conclude with some thoughts about how an enhanced alertness to edible...
Published: 30 October 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375975-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7597-5
..., and painful head- aches from the medicine. “I know why all these sicknesses happened,” he said. “I was not having a proper diet. I was alone in the house, although my sisters-in-­ ­law tried to look after me. There was no adequate food; feeding was so poor — no tea for breakfast, and even when...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391258-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9125-8
... for obesity initially focused on drugs (most commonly methamphetamines). By the mid-​1950s, “diet doctors” fre- 310  B e ro o quently provided these “diet pills” to adolescent girls as well as adults and required regular office visits as part of treatment. Subsequently treatments...
Published: 10 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384809-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8480-9
... with devoted effort and dedication, members are unable to approximate the beauty ideal. Consistent exercise may improve the condition of one’s heart and even shave off extra pounds, but exercise alone cannot erase wrinkles, reshape hips and breasts, or add inches to legs. Esute, diet aids, and the...
Published: 05 June 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377528-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7752-8
... seventies but often contract chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease (inegi 2009). Almost one third of the study participants suff ered from one or both of these ailments. Such diseases are caused largely by the global spread of unhealthy diets, decreased physical exercise...
Published: 28 April 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376521-054
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7652-1
... nineteenth-­century link between race and nation, reframing the issue from one of nature to one of culture. The expla- nation for the Dominican Republic’s lack of progress was to be found not in the genetic composition of la raza but in diet. Unfortunately, however, in his drive to deessentialize...
Published: 25 October 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382546-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8254-6
... physicians- on those who wish to do the behique harm do the following: wanting to know if the sick man has died through the fault of the physician or because he did not keep the diet as the physician ordered, they take an herb that is called gueyo,100 which has thick, long leaves similar to those of the...
Published: 25 October 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382546-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8254-6
... if he kept the diet. And they ask him this many times until at last he speaks as clearly as if he were alive so that he finally answers everything they ask him, saying that the behique did not keep the diet or that he was the cause of his death that time. And they say that the physician...