Food the Body and the Self

Food and eating practices are at the centre of the new concern in western societies about the body, self-control, health, risk, consumption and identity.

Author: Deborah Lupton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803976488

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking analysis of the sociocultural and personal meanings of food and eating, Deborah Lupton explores the relationship between food and embodiment, the emotions and subjectivity. She includes discussion of the intertwining of food, meaning and culture in the context of childhood and the family, as well as: the gendered social construction of foodstuffs; food tastes, dislikes and preferences; the dining-out experience; spirituality; and the `civilized' body. She draws on diverse sources, including representations of food and eating in film, literature, advertising, gourmet magazines, news reports and public health literature, and her own empirical research into people's preferences, memories, experiences

Body Self and Society

Anne E. Becker examines the cultural context of the embodied self through her ethnography of bodily aesthetics, food exchange, care, and social relationships in Fiji.

Author: Anne E. Becker

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812213971

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Anne E. Becker examines the cultural context of the embodied self through her ethnography of bodily aesthetics, food exchange, care, and social relationships in Fiji. She contrasts the cultivation of the body/self in Fijian and American society, arguing that the motivation of Americans to work on their bodies' shapes as a personal endeavor is permitted by their notion that the self is individuated and autonomous. On the other hand, because Fijians concern themselves with the cultivation of social relationships largely expressed through nurturing and food exchange, there is a vested interest in cultivating others' bodies rather than one's own.

Where are you Self and body part localization using virtual reality setups

The viewpoint from the body during the self-avatar adaptation phase was therefore manipulated to either (normal) eye-height or chest-height, to investigate ...

Author: Albert van der Veer

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832549879

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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This volume presents a line of original experimental studies on the bodily self, investigating where people locate themselves in their bodies and how accurate they are at localizing their body parts. So far, it was not well known whether people locate themselves in one or more specific regions of their bodies. On the other hand, some systematic distortions in indicating bodily locations were already documented. In the present studies, participants were therefore asked to indicate their self-locations, as well as the locations of several of their body parts, using a self-directed, first-person perspective pointing paradigm in various virtual reality (VR) setups (different head-mounted displays and a large-screen immersive display). Overall, participants were found to locate themselves mainly in the (upper) face and the (upper) torso. However, striking differences in self-localization were found when testing in different VR setups. Upon further investigation, these differences were found to be foremost due to inaccuracies in body part localization. When taking these inaccuracies into account, differences between setups—and also with self-localization outside of VR—largely disappear. Another striking finding was that providing participants—in between pointing phases—with information about their bodies in the form of a real-time animated self-avatar, did not make them more accurate at locating their own body parts. While manipulating their viewpoint to chest-height of their self-avatar did shift the afterwards indicated locations of their own body parts upwards, towards where they were seen on the avatar. Potential explanations for the various new findings, also from tasks outside of VR, are discussed. Taken together, this volume suggests a differential involvement of multi-sensory information processing in experienced self-location within the body and the ability to locate body parts. Self-localization seems to be less flexible, possibly because it is strongly grounded in the 'bodily senses', while body part localization appears more adaptable to the manipulation of sensory stimuli, at least in the visual modality.

Overcoming Body Image Problems Including Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Praise for "Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" and the "Overcoming" series: ' "Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"] is an affordable and highly recommended read.

Author: Alex Clarke

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 1459658744

Category: Psychology

Page: 532

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Many people occasionally suffer from a negative body self - image but, for an increasing number of people, this can turn into a more serious preoccupation. One per cent of the population will develop Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a condition characterised by severe preoccupation with a perceived physical defect. Body image problems can cause significant distress and can lead to further problems such as anxiety, eating disorders and social phobia. It has long been recognised that negative body image problems are a factor in the onset and maintenance of many eating disorders. However, they can be successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Praise for "Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" and the "Overcoming" series: '["Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder"] is an affordable and highly recommended read.' "The Psychologist" 'The best consumer - friendly CBT - based books...All are very thorough.' "Observer"

Pathologies of Body Self and Space

( 2 ) A disturbance of the perception of self - initiated movement , so that control of movement ( causation ) is attributed to an alien entity ( phenomena ...

Author: Sean A. Spence

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1841699330

Category: Psychology

Page: 112

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What happens when the physical body and the subjective sense of self part company? How do we explain phantom limbs and alien abduction? What are the cognitive, neurobiological mechanisms that support such phenomena? In this special issue of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Spence and Halligan explore all these issues and more, with contributions drawn from an internationally renowned panel of authors, most of whom contributed to a symposium held in Sheffield, England in June 2001 ('The Neuropsychiatry of the Body in Space'). That meeting was primarily concerned with those bizarre and disturbing syndromes that arise when 'body' and 'self', soma and psyche are dissociated from each other, within or beyond the body's surface. Some disorders constrain the space of the body (as in neglect and dissociation syndromes), others seem to extend the boundaries (as with phantom limbs and autoscopy). Still others suggest a permeability of those boundaries (as in alien control and thought insertion, each occurring in schizophrenia). Finally, the body may itself be perceived as having passed into space, the most extreme exemplar being 'alien abduction'. Each paper contains a description of disturbed phenomenology and an account and critique of current cognitive neuropsychiatric findings.

The Body Is Not an Apology

This book moves us beyond our all-too-often hidden lives, where we are easily encouraged to forget that we are whole humans having whole human experiences in our bodies alongside others.

Author: Sonya Renee Taylor

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781626569775

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

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The Body Is Not an Apology The Power of Radical Self-Love Against a global backdrop of war, social upheaval, and personal despair, there is a growing sense of urgency to challenge the systems of oppression that dehumanize bodies and strip us of our shared humanity. Rather than feel helpless in the face of oppression, world-renowned activist, performance poet, and author Sonya Renee Taylor teaches us how to turn to the power of radical self-love in her new book, The Body Is Not an Apology. Radical self-love is the guiding framework that transforms the learned self-hatred of our bodies and the prejudices we have about other people's bodies into a vision of compassion, equity, and justice. In a revolutionary departure from the corporate self-help and body-positivity movement, Taylor forges the inextricable bond between radical self-love and social justice. The first step is recognizing that we have all been indoctrinated into a system of body shame that profits off of our self-hatred. When we ask ourselves, “Who benefits from our collective shame?” we can begin to make the distinction between the messages we are receiving about our bodies or other bodies and the truth. This book moves us beyond our all-too-often hidden lives, where we are easily encouraged to forget that we are whole humans having whole human experiences in our bodies alongside others. Radical self-love encourages us to embark on a personal journey of transformation with thoughtful reflection on the origins of our minds and bodies as a source of strength. In doing this, we not only learn to reject negative messages about ourselves but begin to thwart the very power structures that uphold them. Systems of oppression thrive off of our inability to make peace with bodies and difference. Radical self-love not only dismantles shame and self-loathing in us but has the power to dismantle global systems of injustice—because when we make peace with our bodies, only then do we have the capacity to truly make peace with the bodies of others.

Dreambody

Bridging the gaps between depth psychology, somatic psychology, spirituality, and energy-based mind-body practices, "Dreambody" is the foundational introduction to process-oriented psychology, by its founder Mindell, an MIT physicist and ...

Author: Arnold Mindell

Publisher: Deep Democracy Exchange

ISBN: 9781619710009

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 226

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Wisdom of the Eternal Self

Right at its formation, this zygote body is a vegetative body because it has the capability of self-replication. Getting nourishment from the mother, ...

Author: Sayyed Aamir Raza

Publisher: Wasila Society

ISBN: 9781095384480

Category: Philosophy

Page: 322

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This book discusses the reality of human being by pointing out some of the very fundamental issues that remain hidden from the eyes of the modern and post-modern western thought. By elaborating Mulla Sadra’s concept of Soul’s origination from the body and its survival through the Spirit, this book explains how the human soul develops stage by stage in a gradual manner from a vegetative body in the womb. By using Mulla Sadra’s principles of causality, this book shows how God and his Angels create man and other species on the Earth without denying Darwin’s evolutionary theory. In this reference, the role of metaphysical worlds in actualizing human knowledge is also discussed. This book also shows how the human life is a journey back towards its origin i.e. towards God and how this journey would continue even after death. In this reference, this book also explains the principles on the basis of which human soul would continue its life in the post-humus world. This book also clarifies the benefits of focusing onto the self and how this focus may lead to the realization of the Eternal Self of God. In this way, it shows how it is not impossible to experience the post-humus conditions even before death. It also specifies what kind of lifestyle may possibly ensure the occurrence of such mystic experiences.

Reinventing the Body Resurrecting the Soul

This important book picks up where Dr Deepak Chopra left off in his pioneering work Ageless Body, Timeless Mind.

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407061177

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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This important book picks up where Dr Deepak Chopra left off in his pioneering work Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. Having revealed the connection between our health and our thoughts, Dr Chopra shows us how to create a whole new self - the self we want to be - in this revolutionary sequel. Dr Chopra explains how the body is a reflection of the mind, 'a symbol in flesh and blood of everything you think and feel'. From early childhood each one of us has invented our bodies and our personalities through our beliefs, conditioning and responses to everyday stress. But we have mostly done this unconsciously, which is why we may now feel unfulfilled. Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul will help us to reconnect with our ideal sense of self, guiding us one step at a time through a remarkable process of renewal and discovery. Chopra invites us all to live from the soul, to satisfy our deepest desires in a life rich with joy and meaning. 'You are inventing your body in every moment of life,' he reasons. 'Why not take control and reinvent it from the highest level?'

The Media and Body Image

The Media and Body Image addresses this lack and: - Draws together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology - Brings together new empirical work on both media representations and audience responses - Offers a broad ...

Author: Maggie Wykes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847877505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Blaming the media for reproducing and extolling unrealistic female bodies has almost become a popular truism. Even medical opinion notes that the media can influence young women to starve themselves and therefore act as a possible causal factor of disordered eating. Yet surprisingly, little work has addressed either the nature of media representations of the body, or the ways in which audiences interpret and use such images in our contemporary cultural context. The Media and Body Image addresses this lack and: - Draws together literature from sociology, gender studies and psychology - Brings together new empirical work on both media representations and audience responses - Offers a broad discussion of this topic in the context of socio-cultural change, gender politics, and self-identity.

The Obsolete Self

the embodied self and for each illness there is the hope of regained health . ... Perhaps we may even speak of our body as a “ self " in its own right ...

Author: Joseph Esposito

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520372351

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1987.

Ontopoietic Expansion in Human Self Interpretation in Existence

The body itself “solves” the philosophical problem of the relationship between subject and object, self and other. The body is both subject and object ...

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401158008

Category: Science

Page: 417

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The societal web of life is underpinned by one concept - that of Self and Other - which emerged earlier in this century. The concept has received a new formulation within the field of the phenomenology of life and the human creative condition, finding a foothold, a point of reference that radiates novel, seminal insights. It is nothing other than the creative fulcrum of human functioning. The self-individualisation of the human being, as revealed in the present collection, is existentially and vitally intertwined with that of the Other. Tymieniecka's seminal idea of the `trans-actional' is explored in this collection of essays, which reveals a variety of significant perspectives, weaving the cycles of the human universe of existence in an essential oscillation between the Self and the Other. In this oscillation we throw out our existential tentacles, trying to gain a living space with respect to each other, all the while engaging in a mutual creative prompting and attunement.

Choosing a Self

standings about self and body arise , and how these may transform through embodied practices . These questions are central to understanding women's agency .

Author: Shelley Budgeon

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UVA:X004659446

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Examines the impact of choices on the formation of young women's individual identities.

Body Sense The Science and Practice of Embodied Self Awareness Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

The science and practice of feeling our movements, sensations, and emotions.

Author: Alan Fogel

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393708660

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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The science and practice of feeling our movements, sensations, and emotions. When we are first born, before we can speak or use language to express ourselves, we use our physical sensations, our “body sense,” to guide us toward what makes us feel safe and fulfilled and away from what makes us feel bad. As we develop into adults, it becomes easy to lose touch with these crucial mind-body communication channels, but they are essential to our ability to navigate social interactions and deal with psychological stress, physical injury, and trauma. Combining a ground-up explanation of the anatomical and neurological sources of embodied self-awareness with practical exercises in touch and movement, Body Sense provides therapists and their clients with the tools to attain mind-body equilibrium and cultivate healthy body sense throughout their lives.

Body Image Disturbance

Table 4.1 includes a listing of measures used in theassessment of size estimation accuracy and subjective aspects of body image disturbance.

Author: J. Kevin Thompson

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: 0080368220

Category: Anorexia nervosa

Page: 140

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Includes Obligatory Exercise Questionnaire, Teasing Assessment Scale, Body Image Anxiety Scale, and the Multidimensional Body Self-relations Questionnaire. Table 4.1 includes a listing of measures used in theassessment of size estimation accuracy and subjective aspects of body image disturbance.