Essen und Trinken zwischen Ernährung, Kult und Kultur

Author: Felix Escher

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 9783728127976

Category: Culture

Page: 243

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Essen - Nahrung - Industrialisierung - Kultur - Religion - Ernährungsgeschichte - Psychologie - Essverhalten - Esskultur - Nahrungsmittelproduktion - Kunst - Gesundheit.
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The Social Construction of Disease

From Scrapie to Prion

Author: Kiheung Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134237138

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 7439

A historical exploration of scientific disputes on the causation of so-called ‘prion diseases’, this fascinating book covers diseases including Scrapie, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Firstly tracing the twentieth-century history of disease research and biomedicine, the text then focuses on the relations between scientific practice and wider social transformations, before finally building upon the sociologically informed methodological framework. Incisive and thought-provoking, The Social Construction of Disease provides a valuable contribution to that well-established tradition of social history of science, which refers primarily to the theoretical works of the sociology of scientific knowledge.
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Killing Animals

Author: Animal Studies Group

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252072901

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 215

View: 8217

Though not often acknowledged openly, killing represents by far the most common form of human interaction with animals. Humans kill animals for food, for pleasure, to wear, and even as religious acts, yet despite the ubiquity of this killing, analyzing the practice has generally remained the exclusive purview of animal rights advocates.Killing Animals offers a corrective to this narrow focus by bringing together the insights of scholars from diverse backgrounds in the humanities, including art history, anthropology, intellectual history, philosophy, literary studies, and geography. With killing representing the ultimate expression of human power over animals, the essays reveal the complexity of the phenomenon by exploring the extraordinary diversity in killing practices and the wide variety of meanings attached to them. They examine aspects of the role of animals in human societies, from the seventeenth century to the present day: their cultural manifestations, and how they have been represented. Topics include hunting and baiting; slaughter practices and the treatment of feral and stray animals; animal death in art, literature and philosophy; and even animals that themselves become killers of humans.While many collections originate as a series of separately planned conference papers drawn together only by editorial fiat, the essays that comprise Killing Animals were regarded as parts of a larger whole from their inception. The result is a remarkably collaborative, cross-disciplinary work that includes eight individually authored chapters and a collectively written introduction. Rather than attempting to produce a single ethical understanding from their diverse views, however, the group aims instead to demonstrate the value of the wider academic study of the place of animals in human history. The conclusion to Killing Animals takes the form of a discussion among the eight contributors, with each expanding upon issues raised earlier in the book.
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Infectious Processes

Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions

Author: E. Seguin,John V. Pickstone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230524397

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

View: 5984

In recent years a number of scholars have analyzed the management of BSE, also known as 'mad cow disease'. The BSE crisis is regarded by many as an example of the failure of officials and politicians to handle risk situations. Yet, BSE is also characterized by a unique trait, that is, the infectious agent that causes it. Thus far, no one has paid attention to the fact that BSE and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathy's (TSEs) are allegedly caused by a novel agent - a prion - distinct from all other known infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. The prion hypothesis was introduced by the American scientist Stanley Prusiner in 1982. It immediately created a controversy among scientists and is still rejected by some. Yet, despite this lack of consensus in the scientific community, Prusiner was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1997. This book analyzes the introduction, reception, development and consequences of the prion hypothesis. It shows that BSE is a unique case not only in virtue of its political mismanagement but also because its infectious agent has created a form of revolution in biology.
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Dying for a Hamburger

Modern Meat Processing and the Epidemic of Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Dr. Murray Waldman,Marjorie Lamb

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466872152

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 5890

One in ten people older than sixty-five, and nearly half of those older than eighty-five, have Alzheimer's disease. It's widely accepted nowadays that memory loss comes with age. Alzheimer's currently robs at least 15 million people of their identity worldwide. This book makes the controversial claim that eating meat may contribute to the development of the disease. In Dying for a Hamburger, Dr. Murray Waldman and Marjorie Lamb draw upon documentary evidence, historical testimony, and inspired speculation to suggest that Alzheimer's: - is a new disease--elderly people did not experience symptoms of dementia in such alarming numbers in the past - began appearing after modern meat production techniques were introduced - has soared in nations where these techniques are used - hardly exists in cultures where meat consumption is low - has been attributed to many deaths that are actually the human equivalent of mad cow disease. They present startling evidence that Alzheimer's may be part of a family of diseases linked to malformed proteins known as prions. They hypothesize that the conditions that allow these brain disorders to be triggered are similar. They propose that mad cow, its human equivalent, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), other encephalitic diseases, and Alzheimer's may have a common antecedent. We know that a form of CJD is transmitted to humans who eat contaminated beef. And we are becoming increasingly aware of the need to monitor the meat supply closely to avoid a repetition of the mad cow scare in Great Britain. But suppose that Alzheimer's also involves prions--the evidence that points in this direction is growing. And suppose that Alzheimer's is also associated with tainted meat. This conclusion seems far-fetched--at first. In this compelling book, the authors come to a frightening conclusion about our seemingly insatiable hunger for hamburgers. Destined to provoke heated argument, this book on the prevention of Alzheimer's is definitely food for thought.
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Globalisierung

Ökonomische und soziale Herausforderungen am Ende des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts

Author: Gert Schmidt,Rainer Trinczek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International cooperation

Page: 581

View: 3905

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The Animal's Agenda

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal rights

Page: N.A

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Economic globalization and ecological localization

socio-legal perspectives

Author: R. G. Lee,Elen Stokes

Publisher: Blackwell Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

View: 4825

This special issue explores the interrelationship between global economic interests and local ecological interests, and its implications in law. Along this axis, it seeks to examine not only the capacity of global forces to subjugate local interests in responding to territorially confined threats, but also the extent to which solutions to global environmental problems may depend on local action. It analyses the impact of globalization on legal structures and their ability to accommodate local concerns, and considers whether globalization, and the elimination of national borders, actually offers an opportunity to reassert the power of local and regional governance. Its essays include: Environmental Governance: Reconnecting the Global and LocalFree Trade: What is it Good For? Globalization, Deregulation, and 'Public Opinion'Modern Interpretations of Sustainable Development Environmental Justice Imperatives for an Era of Climate Change (Re)Connecting the Global and Local: Europe's Regional SeasFraming the Local and the Global in the Anti-Nuclear Movement: Law and the Politics of PlaceGlobalizing Regulation: Reaching Beyond the Borders of Chemical Safety The Globalization and Re-localization of Material Flows: Four Phases of Food RegulationThe New Collaborative Environmental Governance: The Localization of Regulation "Contributors: " Stuart Bell, Laurence Etherington, Neil Gunningham, Veerle Heyvaert, Chris Hilson, Robert Lee, Terry Marsden, Emily Reid, Andrea Ross, Mark Stallworthy, Jenny Steele, Elen Stokes
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Agriculture and Human Values

1999-00

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 4502

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Population, Environment, and Development

Author: R. K. Pachauri,Lubina F. Qureshy,Tata Energy Research Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic development

Page: 357

View: 3489

Papers presented at the Conference on Population, Environment and Development, organized by Tata Energy and Resources Institute - North America in March 1996 at Washington, D.C.
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Mosaic

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Commerce

Page: N.A

View: 6287

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Das Omnivoren-Dilemma

Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641119804

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

View: 9870

Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.
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Food Revolution

Author: John Robbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783934647503

Category:

Page: 430

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Entschlüsselt

mein Genom, mein Leben

Author: J. Craig Venter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100870308

Category:

Page: 569

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Newtons Werk

Die Begründung der modernen Naturwissenschaft

Author: FAUVEL,FLOOD,SHORTLAND,WILSON

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034862237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 325

View: 5367

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Postdemokratie

Author: Colin Crouch

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518785303

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 1083

"Postdemokratie": Dieser Begriff des Politikwissenschaftlers Colin Crouch wurde nach dem Erscheinen der Originalausgabe seines Buches zum Kristallisationspunkt der Debatte um Politikverdrossenheit, Sozialabbau und Privatisierung. Crouch hat dabei ein politisches System im Auge, dessen demokratische Institutionen zwar weiterhin formal existieren, das von Bürgern und Politikern aber nicht länger mit Leben gefüllt wird. Der polemische Essay, der in Italien und Großbritannien bereits als Klassiker der Gegenwartsdiagnose gilt, liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor.
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Mumien, Tempel, Pharaonen

eine Geschichte des Alten Ägypten

Author: Barbara Mertz,Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806225006

Category:

Page: 323

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