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Title:
How we eat : appetite, culture, and the psychology of food
Author:
Rappoport, Leon.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : ECW Press ; Chicago : U.S. distributor, Independent Publishers Group, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
224 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781550225631
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Tracing our culinary customs from the Stone Age to the stovetop range, Rappoport illuminates our complex and often contradictory eating habits, analysing our eating habits from a psychological perspective and musing over the many contradictions inherent in our relationship to food.


Author Notes

Leon Rappoport, is a professor specializing in personality and social psychology at Kansas State University. His research studies on food cognition have appeared in numerous journals, including "The American Behavioral Scientist" and "Appetite." He is the author of "The Holocaust and the Crisis of Human Behavior," "Personality Development," and "Zen Running." He lives in Manhattan, Kansas.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Introduction: A Half-Baked Notionp. 13
Chapter 1 From Myths to MacAttacksp. 29
Chapter 2 You Are What You Eatp. 51
Chapter 3 Feeding Frenziesp. 77
Chapter 4 The McDonaldization of Tastep. 107
Chapter 5 From the Raw to the Cooked to the Haute Cuisinep. 131
Chapter 6 Champagne Slippers, the Twinkie Defense, and He-Man Dietsp. 161
Chapter 7 The Road to Wellvillep. 183
Chapter 8 Concluding Reflectionsp. 205
Sourcesp. 213
Indexp. 219