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050 00 GT2853.U5|bI44 1996 
100 1  Iggers, Jeremy.|0
245 14 The garden of eating :|bfood, sex, and the hunger for 
       meaning /|cJeremy Iggers. 
250    1st ed. 
264  1 New York :|bBasicBooks,|c[1996] 
264  4 |c©1996 
300    xviii, 202 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-196) and 
505 0  1. The Paradox of Plenty -- 2. The Foodie Revolution -- 3.
       Trapped Inside the Magic Kingdom -- 4. We Are What We Eat 
       -- 5. Food, Sex, and the New Morality -- 6. The Gospel 
       According to Weight Watchers -- 7. Making Peace with Food 
       -- 8. Planting a Garden, Changing the World. 
520    Imagine Adam and Eve today. Where they once had to wrestle
       with biting into one perfect apple, they would now want to
       know if it was a Macintosh or a Rome Beauty, organic or 
       tainted by pesticides, picked by union labor or migrant 
       workers. All this before getting around to the issue of 
       original sin. As Jeremy Iggers notes in this wise and 
       witty book, the staggering selections in our supermarkets 
       and the prodigious bounty of the American table should 
       make us as happy as kings. But the truth is that while the
       American food experience is richer than ever before, it 
       has never been more troubled. Over the last three decades 
       - ever since Julia Child appeared on the scene - Americans
       have experienced a distinct loss of innocence about food 
       and eating. 
520 8  Our contemporary relationship to food is laden with guilt,
       fear, and psychopathology. Eating, which is something we 
       used to do simply to survive, has become increasingly 
       eroticized, politicized, fetishized, and heavily burdened 
       with moral significance. We worry incessantly about weight
       and cholesterol as well as environmental exploitation, 
       carcinogens, food contamination, eating disorders, and 
       much more. We have boxes of chocolates at our disposal, 
       but we are never satisfied. And yet our obsession with 
       food provides a window into the American psyche. In this 
       lively work of social history, Iggers explains with 
       enormous charm and insight why the new food guilt is not 
       as American as apple pie and what we can - and must - do 
       to satisfy our hunger. 
650  0 Food habits|zUnited States|0
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650  0 Food habits|0
       sh85050275|xMoral and ethical aspects|0
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