Social Science

Feeding Desire

Feeding Desire

Author: Rebecca Popenoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135140854

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 755

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.
Cooking

Inventing Baby Food

Inventing Baby Food

Author: Amy Bentley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520959149

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 553

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: 628

View: 420

Cooking

Dessert

Dessert

Author: Jeri Quinzio

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789140255

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 741

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: 291

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: 523

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: 722

The Galaxy

The Galaxy

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119091010

Category:

Page:

View: 799

Agriculture

Bulletin - Agricultural Experiment Station, North Carolina State College

Bulletin - Agricultural Experiment Station, North Carolina State College

Author: North Carolina State College. Agricultural Experiment Station

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2906614

Category: Agriculture

Page:

View: 426

Agriculture

Bulletin

Bulletin

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293028900797

Category: Agriculture

Page:

View: 137

Business and politics

Newsweek

Newsweek

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123005261

Category: Business and politics

Page:

View: 909

Medical

Integrative Medical Biochemistry: Examination and Board Review

Integrative Medical Biochemistry: Examination and Board Review

Author: Michael W. King

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071832755

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 100

Essential for USMLE Step 1 review! A rigorous full-color review for any type of biochemistry or medical biochemistry examination! Integrative Medical Biochemistry Examination and Board Review is a fast and effective way for you to prepare for regular course examinations in biochemistry and medical biochemistry, as well as medical board exams and the USMLE Step 1. A unique feature of this review is the integration of medical biochemistry with physiology, pathophysiology, pathology, and anatomy, making it perfect for today's rapidly changing medical school curriculum. Integrative Medical Biochemistry Examination and Board Review is logically divided into four sections: Section 1 covers the basics of the major building blocks of all cells and tissues Section 2 discusses metabolic biochemistry with a strong emphasis on clinical correlations and clinical disorders related to these all important pathways Section 2 reviews the Cellular and Molecular Biology topics associated with medical biochemistry, physiology, and pathology Section 4 includes 10 chapters with high-yield integrative topics of value not only to medical students, but to all students of the discipline Packed with valuable learning aids: 1,100 multiple-choice questions, half of which are USMLE Step 1 style Thorough explanations for each answer 350 full-color illustrations Every chapter includes: An outline listing the major topics covered A list of high-yield terms related to the content Numerous explanatory figures and tables designed to increase your understanding of must-know material A checklist that recaps important and high-yield concepts Most chapters include detailed clinical boxes that present high-yield information concerning diseases and disorders related to defects in the pathways being discussed