Social Science

Feeding Desire

Feeding Desire

Author: Rebecca Popenoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135140854

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 988

While the Western world adheres to a beauty ideal that says women can never be too thin, the semi-nomadic Moors of the Sahara desert have for centuries cherished a feminine ideal of extreme fatness. Voluptuous immobility is thought to beautify girls' bodies, hasten the onset of puberty, heighten their sexuality and ripen them for marriage. From the time of the loss of their first milk teeth, girls are directed to eat huge bowls of milk and porridge in one of the world's few examples of active female fattening. Based on fieldwork in an Arab village in Niger, Feeding Desire analyses the meanings of women's fatness as constituted by desire, kinship, concepts of health, Islam, and the crucial social need to manage sexuality. By demonstrating how a particular beauty ideal can only be understood within wider social structures and cultural logics, the book also implicitly provides a new way of thinking about the ideal of slimness in late Western capitalism. Offering a reminder that an estimated eighty per cent of the world's societies prefer plump women, this gracefully written book is both a fascinating exploration of the nature of bodily ideals and a highly readable ethnography of a Saharan people.
Social Science

Feeding Desire

Feeding Desire

Author: Rebecca Popenoe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415280958

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 945

Based on fieldwork in an Arab village in Niger, analyzes the meanings of women's fatness as constituted by desire, kinship, concepts of health, Islam, and the crucial social need to manage sexuality.
Cooking

Inventing Baby Food

Inventing Baby Food

Author: Amy Bentley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520959149

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 729

Food consumption is a significant and complex social activity—and what a society chooses to feed its children reveals much about its tastes and ideas regarding health. In this groundbreaking historical work, Amy Bentley explores how the invention of commercial baby food shaped American notions of infancy and influenced the evolution of parental and pediatric care. Until the late nineteenth century, infants were almost exclusively fed breast milk. But over the course of a few short decades, Americans began feeding their babies formula and solid foods, frequently as early as a few weeks after birth. By the 1950s, commercial baby food had become emblematic of all things modern in postwar America. Little jars of baby food were thought to resolve a multitude of problems in the domestic sphere: they reduced parental anxieties about nutrition and health; they made caretakers feel empowered; and they offered women entering the workforce an irresistible convenience. But these baby food products laden with sugar, salt, and starch also became a gateway to the industrialized diet that blossomed during this period. Today, baby food continues to be shaped by medical, commercial, and parenting trends. Baby food producers now contend with health and nutrition problems as well as the rise of alternative food movements. All of this matters because, as the author suggests, it’s during infancy that American palates become acclimated to tastes and textures, including those of highly processed, minimally nutritious, and calorie-dense industrial food products.
Sermon on the mount

The Charter of Christianity

The Charter of Christianity

Author: Andrew Tait

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH412A

Category: Sermon on the mount

Page: 720

View: 667

Cooking

Dessert

Dessert

Author: Jeri Quinzio

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789140255

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 330

Let’s face it: roast beef and potatoes are all well and good, but for many of us, when it comes to gustatory delight, we’re all about dessert. Whether it’s a homemade strawberry shortcake in summer or a chef’s complex medley of sweets, dessert is the perfect finale to a meal. Most of us have a favorite, even those who seldom indulge. After all, sweet is one of the basic flavors—and one we seem hardwired to love. Yet, as Jeri Quinzio reveals, while everyone has a taste for sweetness, not every culture enjoys a dessert course at the end of the meal. And desserts as we know them—the light sponge cakes of The Great British Baking Show, the ice creams, the steamed plum puddings—are neither as old nor as ubiquitous as many of us believe. Tracing the history of desserts and the way they, and the course itself, have evolved over time, Quinzio begins before dessert was a separate course—when sweets and savories were mixed on the table—and concludes in the present, when homey desserts are enjoying a revival, and as molecular gastronomists are creating desserts an alchemist would envy. An indulgent, mouth-wateringly illustrated read featuring recipes; texts from chefs, writers, and diarists; and extracts (not the vanilla or almond variety) from cookbooks, menus, newspapers, and magazines, Dessert is a delectable happy ending for anyone with a curious mind—and an incorrigible sweet tooth.
Religion

From a Ministry for Youth to a Ministry of Youth

From a Ministry for Youth to a Ministry of Youth

Author: Ruth Lukabyo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725282445

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 317

At a time of unprecedented secularization and declining church attendance, youth ministry in the twenty-first century should be doomed. So why is Protestant youth ministry in Sydney vibrant, and in many places growing? This book sets out to answer this question, which is of such importance for the future of the Australian church. A pioneering model of youth ministry evolved in the 1930s and was already flourishing in churches, schools, and university by the 1950s. Its early high point was the Billy Graham Crusade of 1959, which may legitimately be seen as an Australian youth revival. The new model broke with past practice by cultivating ministry leadership by young people, by promoting peer groups to nurture and share faith, and by fostering ministry collaboration between young men and women. The model, used by theological conservatives and liberals alike, and has proved both enduring and fruitful. This book will engage with the model of youth ministry and the religious experiences of young people in Sydney. By reading it you will not only learn from the significant achievements of young people in the past but be better equipped to creatively consider new methods of ministry for the twenty-first century.
Sermon on the mount

A commentary on the discourse of ... Jesus, commonly called the Sermon on the Mount

A commentary on the discourse of ... Jesus, commonly called the Sermon on the Mount

Author: James Frederick Todd

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600096465

Category: Sermon on the mount

Page: 374

View: 869

Bible

The Star of the Wise Men

The Star of the Wise Men

Author: Richard Chenevix Trench

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH414W

Category: Bible

Page: 334

View: 230

Child health services

Call to Action

Call to Action

Author: Carolyn O. Sharbaugh

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028465725

Category: Child health services

Page: 370

View: 571

Contains the workshop proceedings that served as a forum for identifying current needs and issues in maternal and child nutrition services, reaching a consensus on priorities, developing key recommendations, and outlining specific actions and strategies that should be taken to implement recommendations.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Pass The Pandowdy, Please: Chewing on History with Famous Folks and Their Fabulous Foods

Pass The Pandowdy, Please: Chewing on History with Famous Folks and Their Fabulous Foods

Author: Abigail Zelz

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 9780884485384

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 177

*CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book* What do Napoleon, Cleopatra, George Washington, Gandhi, Queen Victoria, Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Montezuma, Paul Revere, Babe Ruth, Abraham Lincoln, Sacagawea, and Katsushika Hokusai have in common? They are all among the historical figures portrayed in this delightful book by writer Abby Ewing Zelz and cartoonist Eric Zelz. Just like us, the great movers and shakers of history had to eat, and their favorite foods turn out to be a highly entertaining thread to follow through the history of our small planet. History and biography have never been this tasty! Includes do it yourself historic Pandowdy recipe Includes backmatter with brief bios of featured historic figures Fountas & Pinnell Level W
Business & Economics

The SAGE Handbook of Marketing Ethics

The SAGE Handbook of Marketing Ethics

Author: Lynne Eagle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529738575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 234

The SAGE Handbook of Marketing Ethics draws together an exhaustive overview of research into marketing’s many ethical conundrums, while also promoting more optimistic perspectives on the ways in which ethics underpins organizational practices. Marketing ethics has emerged in recent years as the key and collective concern within the ever-divergent fields of marketing and consumer research. This handbook brings together a rich and diverse body of scholarly research, with chapters on all major topics relevant to the field of marketing ethics, whilst also outlining future research directions. PART 1: Foundations of Marketing Ethics PART 2: Theoretical and Research Approaches to Marketing Ethics PART 3: Marketing Ethics and Social Issues PART 4: Issues in Consumer Ethics PART 5: Ethical Issues in Specific Sectors PART 6: Ethical Issues in the Marketing Mix PART 7: Concluding Comments and Reflections
Social Science

Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia

Beauty around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author: Erin Kenny

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610699457

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 294

Taking the concept of beauty seriously, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and continues to seek what is "beautiful" in a variety of cultural contexts, giving readers an understanding of how to look at beauty both intellectually and critically. • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to world beauty practices, from the earliest experiments in plastic surgery in 600 B.C. to contemporary practices • Gives readers a representative overview of beauty practices around the globe • Documents how from cosmetics to clothing, exercise to body modification, being beautiful is a goal worldwide • Identifies numerous authoritative sources of information for further research and reading