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Cultures of the Abdomen: Diet, Digestion, and Fat in the Modern World
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Cultures of the Abdomen: Diet, Digestion, and Fat in the Modern World (Hardback)

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We live in a world obsessed with abdomens. Whether we call it the belly, tummy, or stomach, we take this area of the body for granted as an object of our gaze, the subject of our obsessions, and the location of deeply felt desires. Diet, nutrition, and exercise all play critical roles in the development of our body images and thus our sense of self, not least because how we are made to feel about bodies (both our own and those of others) is often grounded in dietary and lifestyle choices. 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 Europe to the vexing issue of American fat in the twenty-first century, surveying along the way developments in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Russia.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 06/01/2005 ISBN-13: 9781403965219  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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CHRISTOPHER E. FORTH is a Reader in History at the Australian National University. ANA CARDEN-COYLE is a Lecturer in the Centre for the Cultural History of War at the University of Manchester, UK.

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