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...At the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City, our mission is “to discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.”...

Catering to the Cult of Ishtar: Blood Feast

Rob Weiner

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A. Bowdoin Van Riper

A. Bowdoin Van Riper is a historian who specializes in depictions of science and technology in popular culture. He is Web Coordinator for the Center for the Study of Film and History and an archivist for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Van Riper’s publications include Imagining Flight: Aviation in Popular Culture (2003), and A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and Television (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Herschell Gordon Lewis’s low-budget film Blood Feast (1963) weaves together gore, sexuality, and the lore of the “Egyptian” goddess Ishtar to create a cult commentary on madness, obsession, and extremes. Considered by many to be the first...
...The desire to combine my American cultural and art history knowledge with another of my passions, cooking, came to me in the shower. In 2001, I was about ready to go on sabbatical and wanted a break from looking only at art. Because of my...

Turkeys

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The process of capture, taming, and eventual domestication of most animals is a difficult and lengthy process, often consisting of a trial-and-error approach. One notable exception was the domestication of the North American wild turkey...

“Bread from Heaven, Bread from the Earth”

Writing Food History : A Global Perspective

Berg, 2013

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...Over the last thirty years, Jewish studies scholars have turned increasing attention to food and meals in Jewish culture. These studies fall more or less into two different camps: (1) text-centered studies that focus on the authors...

“Don’t try this at home”: Men on TV, women in the kitchen

Food, Masculinities, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction There has been a flurry of interest in men’s cooking recently, both in popular culture and academic literature. The omission of women from Time’s 2013 “Gods of Food” issue brought to the public eye what scholars and culinary...

“What diet can do”: Running and eating right in 1970s America

Jürgen Martschukat

Jürgen Martschukat is Professor of History at Erfurt University, Germany Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food, Power, and Agency

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves...

Nutrition, Health, and Food: “What should I eat?”

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...“What should I eat?” is a question answered by many experts: nutritionists, dieticians, politicians, alternative healthcare practitioners, magazine columnists, trusted friends, and celebrities. But the answer to the question, it seems...

Afterword to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary/BLOOMSBURY REVELATIONS Edition

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of The Pornography of Meat, Living Among Meat Eaters, and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sexual Politics of Meat : A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Over the past 25 years the sexual politics of meat as a function of the dominant culture has continued to structure inequality and violence. Readers from around the world have resisted the messages of images that reinforce the sexual...

Recommended Dietary Allowances and Dietary Guidance

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...To view this topic in perspective, we need answers at the outset to two questions:“What are Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA)?” and “What purpose do they serve?” RDA are a set of dietary standards; they are reference values...