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In this way the private sphere of the kitchen/ dining room was transformed into a quasi-chemical laboratory, where middle-class women juggled with various kinds of scientifically coded food or fuel in order to produce meals which would ensure the normalization of their families’ body weight and health. Concurrently, public schools participated in massive weighing programmes (Brumberg, 1988:237). The first bestselling weight control book, published in America in 1918, not only demonstrated that weight loss was a popular concern among women but that counting calories was central to the operation of these regimens.
This assumption can be seen as a continuation of a paternalistic and moralistic history of academic research into the assumed effects of television violence on women and children. It is no coincidence that women and children are frequently cited as subjects peculiarly vulnerable to the effects of television. Censorship is never for the protection of white, middle-class men, as though the economic security of their citizenship were somehow to inoculate them against the contaminating effects of media representations.
See also the continuing controversy over the absence of explicit Christian references in the burial service of the Unknown Soldier in Daley, 1994. For an account of the significance of the ceremony for a Republican Australia see Ingliss, 1994. 3 The Human Genome Project collects DNA samples from target indigenous peoples (designated as ‘Isolates of Historic Interest’ or ISI) with the aim of preserving and patenting their genetic material. 4 See Anderson (1993) for a discussion of the various spellings of her name and their cultural significance.