Diets and Dieting

Diets and Dieting

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Diets and dieting have concerned a€“ and sometimes obsessed a€“ human societies for centuries. The dieters' regime is about many things, among them the control of weight and the body, the politics of beauty, discipline and even self-harm, personal and societal demands for improved health, spiritual harmony with the universe, and ethical codes of existence. In this innovative reference work that spans many periods and cultures, the acclaimed cultural and medical historian Sander L. Gilman lays out the history of diets and dieting in a fascinating series of articles.In an essay a€œKeep the Body Slim, a€ published in a womena#39;s magazine in 1922, the author, Daizuo, stresses that people with obesity are not beautiful, especially women: a€œA person ... The effects differ because the causes of their obesity vary.

Title:Diets and Dieting
Author:Goldwin Smith Professor of Human Studies Sander L Gilman, Sander L. Gilman
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-01-23


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