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The hungry self: biomedicine, Buddhism, and the management of craving

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This dissertation imagines food attachment as a visceral and relatable manifestation of the existential craving elaborated in Buddhist philosophy. The work examines the accelerating biomedical epidemic of food-related diseases through Buddhist notions of craving, attachment, and addiction, and the potential for their alleviation. Data for this qualitative study was collected through participant-observation at two institutions in a field site: Hennepin County Medical Center and Common Groun...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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ORCID:
0000-0003-4086-8544
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
Deposit date:
2021-01-18

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