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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...

‘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

Book chapter

...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...

Promise of More. The Rhetoric of (Food) Consumption in a Society Searching for Itself: West Germany in the 1950s

Food, Drink and Identity : Cooking, Eating and Drinking in Europe Since the Middle Ages

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...Looking at Germany in 1945, no-one would have expected that only a decade later its western part would become a prosperous country and a democratic state eager to rejoin the international community of civilised nations. Indeed...

Industrial Canteens in Germany, 1850–1950

Eating Out in Europe : Picnics, Gourmet Dining and Snacks since the Late Eighteenth Century

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...The separation of home life and work has been characterized as one of the most important elements of industrialization. An important consequence of this separation in the past was that the worker could not simply take a short break to have...

Transnational Food Migration and the Internalization of Food Consumption: Ethnic Cuisine in West Germany

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...In the field of food, globalization has often been discussed as an internationalization of foods and food consumption habits. Besides quantitative and qualitative adaptations in food consumption it is, above all, the growing importance...

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...