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Body and Soul: From Tension to Bifurcation

A Cultural History of Food in the Age of Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The dichotomy of body and soul permeates much of the history of philosophy. There is no one way to approach and account for this tension. The history of food generally eschews the very notion, and the relation between food, body, and soul...

Being too big—as deviance from the societal order

Food, Power, and Agency

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Food and power are closely interlinked in a complex web. Food is a result of power relations and is used to underscore and establish them. Virtually the entire spectrum of power inequalities is reflected in how food is allocated, which...

Pleasure and responsibility

Rebecca Earle

Rebecca Earle is Professor in History at the University of Warwick, UK. She is the author of three books, including The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700 (2012), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin America History 2013 Bolton-Johnson Prize, and The Return of the Native: Indians and Mythmaking in Spanish America, 1810-1930 (2008), which was Winner of the Conference on Latin American History's 2008 Bolton-Johnson Prize Honorable Mention. She has written about the history of food for The Conversation, BBC History Magazine, The Independent, and The Sunday Telegraph, among other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Potato

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Potatoes and the pursuit of happiness ‘Happiness is regular sex and potatoes’, reads a postcard on my desk. There is something very comforting about a potato. ‘A well-boiled potato’, the Times insisted in 1854, was the key to domestic...

Japanese women on the move

Food Identities at Home and on the Move : Explorations at the Intersection of Food, Belonging and Dwelling

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...Introduction Japanese cuisine is gaining popularity all over the world and ranks as the ‘most popular foreign cuisine’, at least according to a 2013 survey conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries...

‘Ours is the food that Eden Knew’: Themes in the Theology and Practice of Modern Christian Vegetarians

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...Vegetarianism as a spiritual choice is most often associated with Eastern religions, or perhaps the asceticism of the Early Church. Modern Western Christianity is perceived to have left these traditions behind, and the mainstream churches...

The Sin of Eating Meat: Fascism, Nazism and the Construction of Sacred Vegetarianism

Proteins, Pathologies and Politics : Dietary Innovation and Disease from the Nineteenth Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...This chapter analyses the negative perception of meat-eating and the positive sense of meat abstention shown by the propagandas of three ferocious European dictatorships: the Italian Regency of Fiume, Italian fascism and Nazism. In relation...
...Eating German in San Francisco When Noah Brooks reviewed San Francisco’s restaurant scene in 1868, he concluded that “there is nothing that is specially Californian. But it is a Californian specialty that here is daily set...

Food Security and Safety

A Cultural History of Food in the Age of Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...“There is death in the pot”—in 1820, this warning on the cover of a scholarly treatise attracted public attention in England. The slogan, adapted from the Old Testament, was uncommonly sensational for a scholarly publication, but succeeded...

Food Science/Food Politics: Max Rubner and ‘Rational Nutrition’ in Fin-de-Siècle Berlin

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Few of us have ever heard of the German physiologist Max Rubner (1854–1932), yet all of us eat, work, exercise, diet, and die in the bioenergetic world that he did so much to create. As a scientist, Rubner demonstrated experimentally...

Food and Politics: The Power of Bread in European Culture

A Cultural History of Food in the Early Modern Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Food is a singularly cultural phenomenon. Although it is possible to adduce any number of material forces and factors that influence the food of any particular civilization, there is an obvious connection between a society’s basic cultural...