Strong Desires and Strategies of Self-control: A Semiotic Approach to Food Cravings

Signs - International Journal of Semiotics

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Title Strong Desires and Strategies of Self-control: A Semiotic Approach to Food Cravings
 
Creator Nielsen, Annemette
Micheelsen, Arun
 
Description A semiotic analysis of qualitative interviews with obese individuals shows experiences of ‘food cravings’ (i.e. strong, temporary, desires to eat that are generally directed on specific types of food) to be instances of semiosis that intersect biological, psychological and cultural spheres. In its analysis, the article introduces a new distinction between non-symbolic and symbolic dominance in food craving. It also describes ways in which food cravers use different semiotic strategies to achieve self-control by manipulating the semiosis of food craving. It is suggested that the semiotic framework offers an approach that could be fruitful both in future interdisciplinary studies and intervention programmes relating to food craving.
 
Publisher University of Copenhagen, Department of Information Science
 
Date 2011-08-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://tidsskrift.dk/signs/article/view/26862
 
Source SIGNS; Årg. 5 (2011); 1-28
Signs - International Journal of Semiotics; Vol 5 (2011); 1-28
1902-8822
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://tidsskrift.dk/signs/article/view/26862/23622
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Annemette Nielsen, Arun Micheelsen
 

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