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The Body Book

By Cameron Diaz
  • ISBN Code: : 0062482882
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Health & Fitness
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Cameron Diaz shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide grounded in science and inspired by personal experience, a #1 New York Times bestseller. Throughout her career, Cameron Diaz has been a role model for millions of women. By her own candid admission, though, this fit, glamorous, but down-to-earth star was not always health-conscious. Learning about the inseparable link between nutrition and the body was just one of the life-changing lessons that has fed Cameron’s hunger to educate herself about the best ways to feed, move, and care for her body. In The Body Book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection. Grounded in science and informed by real life, The Body Book offers a comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up. From demystifying and debunking the hype around food groups to explaining the value of vitamins and minerals, readers will discover why it’s so important to embrace the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient-dense foods. Cameron also explains the essential role of movement, the importance of muscle and bone strength and why we need to sweat a little every day. The Body Book does not set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year. It offers a holistic, long-term approach to making consistent choices and reaching the ultimate goal: a long, strong, happy, healthy life.

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  • Publisher : Vintage
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  • Total of Pages : 192
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  • Total of Pages : 272
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  • Book Code : 1982137991
  • Total of Pages : 448
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The Body in Balance

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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 0262365685
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By Mickey Spillane
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101174579
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Fiction
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By Jenny Corrigall,Helen Payne,Heward Wilkinson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317834682
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Psychology
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  • Pdf File: about-a-body.pdf

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How does our body reveal us to ourselves? The body can inform the work we do in mental health. This unique collection invites the reader to consider the way we think about the embodied mind, and how it can inform both our lives and our work in psychotherapy and counselling. The body is viewed as integral to the mind in this book, and in the approaches illustrated in it. Instead of splitting off the body and treating the patient as a body with a mind, contributors from a variety of approaches ask the reader to consider how we might be with, and work with, ‘bodymind’ as an interrelated whole. Subjects covered include: the application of affective neuroscience understandings to life as well as to clinical issues the body in psychotherapy with a person who is facing death the history, significance and scope of body psychotherapy today psychoanalytic approaches to working with the embodied mind authentic movement groups in the development of wellbeing in our bodymindspirit the body and spirituality This book is unique in its pluralism: it includes a wide range of differing views of the importance of the body in psychotherapy, both in theory and in practice, and it relates these to the latest discussions in affective neuroscience. It will be invaluable for those working in, or studying, psychotherapy and counselling, and will also interest those working generally in the mental health field.

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By Leigh Dale,Simon Ryan
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789042007536
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: the-body-in-the-library.pdf

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The body is increasingly understood as being at the centre of colonial and post-colonial relationships and textual productions. Creating and circulating images of the undisciplined body of the 'other' was and is a critical aspect of colonialism. Likewise, resistance to colonial practices was also frequently corporeal, with indigenous peoples appropriating, parodying, and subverting those European practices which were used to signify the 'civilized' status of the colonizing body.The Body in the Library reads representations of the corporeal in texts of empire; case studies include:• gendered representations of corporeality• medical régimes• ethnography and photography in the Pacific• cultural transvestism in theatre• disease and colonial knowledge generation• 'freak shows' and colonial exhibits• cinematic representations of bodies• geography and the metaphorization of land as a penetrable body• marketing the body• organ transplants and the limits of the post-colonial paradigmIn viewing colonialism and resistance as a bodily phenomenon, The Body in the Library enables new perspectives on the process of colonization and resistance. It is an important resource for teachers and students of colonial and post-colonial literatures.

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  • Publisher : Totus Tuus Press
  • Book Code : 1944578870
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: eclipse-of-the-body.pdf

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The world is experiencing an eclipse of the meaning of the body. The definitions of boy and girl, masculinity and femininity, husband and wife, and mother and father have been obscured, and a shadow of confusion has been cast over gender, marriage, sex, and the family. Everything has been re-defined, and yet none of the new definitions are definite. Where did this come from—and more importantly—what needs to happen for the meaning of the body to become clear again? In this easy-to-read booklet, you’ll discover what lies at the root of today’s sexual chaos and gender confusion, and how it was foretold more than a century ago. You’ll also learn how Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body provides the antidote to the crisis of our times and paves the way for the “Triumph” foretold by the Virgin Mary in Fatima.

Rethinking the Body in South Asian Traditions

By Diana Dimitrova
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000257959
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 159
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This book analyses cultural questions related to representations of the body in South Asian traditions, human perceptions and attitudes toward the body in religious and cultural contexts, as well as the processes of interpreting notions of the body in religious and literary texts. Utilising an interdisciplinary perspective by means of textual study and ideological analysis, anthropological analysis, and phenomenological analysis, the book explores both insider- and outsider perspectives and issues related to the body from the 2nd century CE up to the present-day. Chapters assess various aspects of the body including processes of embodiment and questions of mythologizing the divine body and othering the human body, as revealed in the literatures and cultures of South Asia. The book analyses notions of mythologizing and "othering" of the body as a powerful ideological discourse, which empowers or marginalizes at all levels of the human condition. Offering a deep insight into the study of religion and issues of the body in South Asian literature, religion and culture, this book will be of interest to academics in the fields of South Asian studies, South Asian religions, South Asian literatures, cultural studies, philosophy and comparative literature.

The Body

By Tiffany Atkinson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350309508
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 224
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What do we mean when we talk about 'the body'? This Reader challenges the assumption that it can be invoked as a neutral, or indeed natural, point of reference in critical discussion or cultural practice. The essays collected here foreground the historical construction of 'the body' throughout a range of discourses from the modern to the postmodern, and seek to present it not as a biological 'given', but as a contestable signifier in the articulation of identities.

What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, Fourth Edition

By Melissa Malde,MaryJean Allen,Kurt-Alexander Zeller
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  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Book Code : 1635502829
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 591
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What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body, Fourth Edition gives singers and teachers a Body Mapping resource—from anatomy and physiology to body awareness—that helps them discover and correct misconceptions about how their bodies are designed and how they function. This book provides detailed descriptions of the structures and movements necessary for healthy and efficient body awareness, balance, breathing, phonation, resonance, articulation, and gesture. Many voice books focus on the anatomical facts, but leave singers asking, "How can I apply this to my singing?" What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body helps to answer that question, providing practical exercises and detailed illustrations. New to This Edition: * Updated and revised content throughout the text * Bulleted review sections for each chapter * New and updated links to recommended videos * Information on Biotensegrity and how it pertains to Body Mapping, along with helpful links to resources on the subject * An expanded glossary What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body includes audio and video recordings of the exploratory exercises. This book provides the technical foundation for singers of all styles. The authors do not espouse a single method or attempt to teach singing techniques or styles. Rather, they describe the movements of singing with accuracy and detail so that singers may experiment on their own and communicate with each other in a common language.

"In the Beginning . . ."

By Eduardo J. Echeverria
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498273076
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 274
  • Pdf File: in-the-beginning.pdf

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One of the most significant contributions of Pope John Paul II to the church, and arguably to the culture, was his development of a theology of the body. This theology explores the rich meaning and vocation of human embodiment, of the body-person, in light of the fundamental truths of creation, fall into sin, and redemption in Jesus Christ. In this book, Eduardo J. Echeverria inquires into the biblical, theological, and philosophical foundations of the Pope's theology of the body. In a wide-ranging discussion of a Catholic theology of revelation, biblical hermeneutics, and a biblical perspective on the Christ-centered dynamics of the moral life, Echeverria clearly establishes the fundamental principles needed for a full understanding of John Paul II's thought. He probes the philosophical foundations of the Pope's thought in the context of a Catholic theology of nature, sin, and grace. The book concludes with an analysis of the normative implications of the Pope's theology for sexual ethics and provides a novel and provocative application of the theology of the body to the morality of homosexuality. Echeverria's study of John Paul II's theology of the body helps us to make sense of how the pope's theology deepens our understanding of the Catholic teaching that "the human body shares in the dignity of the 'image of God'" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 364).

The Ends of the Body

By Suzanne Conklin Akbari,Jill Ross
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 1442661399
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 689
  • Pdf File: the-ends-of-the-body.pdf

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Drawing on Arabic, English, French, Irish, Latin and Spanish sources, the essays share a focus on the body’s productive capacity – whether expressed through the flesh’s materiality, or through its role in performing meaning. The collection is divided into four clusters. ‘Foundations’ traces the use of physical remnants of the body in the form of relics or memorial monuments that replicate the form of the body as foundational in communal structures; ‘Performing the Body’ focuses on the ways in which the individual body functions as the medium through which the social body is maintained; ‘Bodily Rhetoric’ explores the poetic linkage of body and meaning; and ‘Material Bodies’ engages with the processes of corporeal being, ranging from the energetic flow of humoural liquids to the decay of the flesh. Together, the essays provide new perspectives on the centrality of the medieval body and underscore the vitality of this rich field of study.

Transhumanism and the Body

By C. Mercer,D. Maher
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137342765
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 539
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This collection of original articles, a sequel of sorts to the 2009 Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension (Palgrave Macmillan), is the first sustained reflection, by scholars with expertise in the faith traditions, on how the transhumanist agenda might impact the body.

The Body of Frankenstein's Monster

By Cecil Helman
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1616406410
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: the-body-of-frankenstein-s-monster.pdf

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Frankenstein. Werewolves. Dracula. These images aren't just imaginary creatures -- they're also powerful symbols of the body. The body can be thought of as a machine made up of parts like Frankenstein's monster, or as a creature ruled by animalistic urges, or as an entity that's vulnerable to infection from a diseased fiend. In "The Body of Frankenstein's Monster," Cecil Helman, M.D., expands our view of our bodies by exploring its cultural and artistic representations.

Performance, Movement and the Body

By Mark Evans
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0230392520
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 116
  • Pdf File: performance-movement-and-the-body.pdf

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Investigating a range of influential movement training practices, this ambitious book considers the significance of professional training to performers and their bodies. Performance training approaches are examined within their wider social and cultural contexts, illuminating their evolution in response to the changing context of theatre practice and production. Adopting a rigorous critical angle, Mark Evans' approach is at the cutting-edge of Theatre scholarship, drawing on interviews with recognised practitioners and considering the implications for movement and the body in the digital age. Engaging and enlightening, this is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Theatre, Drama and Performance wishing to understand and contextualise the theories behind performance training.

The Politics of Bodies at Risk

By Maria Boikova Struble
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1786601249
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: the-politics-of-bodies-at-risk.pdf

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The Politics of Bodies at Risk re-engages and re-conceptualizes politics from the point of view of the everyday experiences of human materiality living with risk across geopolitical worlds and state borders.

Writing Migration through the Body

By Emma Bond
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319976958
  • Total of Pages : 283
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 282
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Writing Migration through the Body builds a study of the body as a mutable site for negotiating and articulating the transnational experience of mobility. At its core stands a selection of recent migration stories in Italian, which are brought into dialogue with related material from cultural studies and the visual arts. Occupying no single disciplinary space, and drawing upon an elaborate theoretical framework ranging from phenomenology to anthropology, human geography and memory studies, this volume explores the ways in which the skin itself operates as a border, and brings to the surface the processes by which a sense of place and self are described and communicated through the migrant body. Through investigating key concepts and practices of transnational embodied experience, the book develops the interpretative principle that the individual bodies which move in contemporary migration flows are the primary agents through which the transcultural passages of images, emotions, ideas, memories – and also histories and possible futures – are enacted.