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(body schema) the individual’s concept of the disposition of his limbs and the identity of the different parts of his body. It is a function of the association areas of the brain. See also ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007

... image ( body schema ) The perception, both conscious and unconscious, of one's own body and physical dimensions. See also self-concept...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
26 words

... image ( body schema ) n. the individual’s concept of the disposition of his limbs and the identity of the different parts of his body...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... image n. A mental representation of one's own physical appearance, based partly on self-observation and partly on the reactions of others. See also image ( 3 ) , schema...

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Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

... image ( body schema ) The perception, both conscious and unconscious, of one's own body and physical dimensions. Many people who suffer from eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, have a distorted body image and are often convinced that they are fatter than they really...

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Concise Medical Dictionary (10 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
41 words

... image ( body schema ) the individual’s concept of the disposition of his limbs and the identity of the different parts of his body. It is a function of the association areas of the brain. See also Gerstmann’s syndrome...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...body image The concept of physical appearance a person has. This may bear little or no relationship to a person's actual appearance to others. For example, a slender adolescent girl or young woman may perceive herself to be fat and overweight, and her perception of her body image may lead her to embark on a drastic dietary regimen, as happens in anorexia nervosa. Similarly, an overweight person may have a body image of being slim and graceful that contrasts with the reality, which may lead to denial of obesity and the need to undertake a low-calorie diet. ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
1,263 words

...our own body and its appearance, our ‘body image’, or sense of our physical selves, determines our interaction with the physical world and with other people. A confidence in our body image can reassure us at moments of crisis or indecision. This summary of body image accords with the common experiences of daily life. However, it is possible to codify these sensations, worries, and aspirations in a variety of ways; indeed, body image needs to be specified more closely if we are to appreciate its full significance. There are two ways in which body image has been...

Body Image

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Annemarie JUTEL

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
2,095 words

...Body Image Body image is the perception that an individual has of what he or she looks like. An individual’s body image is a response to his or her own physical features and personal experiences, and to the social values that form standards of appearance against which one evaluates the body. Sport and exercise affect body image in a number of ways: • The sportsperson’s body is often viewed as the standard of appearance to which the greater population should aspire. This may result in the belief that marked muscularity in men, or thinness in women, is a...

body image and body schema

body image and body schema   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
1,472 words

...we observe others act, or when we imagine ourselves acting (which involves the body image). On the behavioural level we may exploit our body image to learn new movements, or to correct movements when things go wrong, in which case the body image clearly informs or modifies the body schema. There is a substantial amount of literature on pathologies that involve the body image. There is general agreement, for example, that anorexia nervosa involves distortions of the body image, although there continues to be some debate about whether the distortions are...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
29 words
body image

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
11 words
body image

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(body schema) the individual’s concept of the disposition of his limbs and the identity of the different parts of his body. It is a function of the association areas of the brain. See also ...
full body imaging machine

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
29 words

...body imaging machine A complete body scanner used at airports and ports to identify if travellers are a security risk. Controversial because it reveals body form in...

11 The Technologies of Print

11 The Technologies of Print   Reference library

James Mosley

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
10,250 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
8

...Images were cut on wood at an early date and used with type to make *illustrations or decorations, and sometimes even whole words. Large words on title-pages were commonly cut in wood. *Block printing , which combines images and text cut on a single block of wood, appears to have been introduced during the later 15 th century as a simpler imitation of the new books that had been made by using movable type. Any close-grained wood (e.g. apple or pear) could be used, but fine-grained boxwood was especially favoured for smaller images. At an...

1 Corinthians

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John Barclay and John Barclay

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
31,224 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of the body, which will dominate the rest of this chapter. The statement in v. 27 that ‘you are the body of Christ’ does not mean that the church constitutes, in some literal sense, the presence of Christ in the world; rather, the church is (like) a body which belongs to Christ, identified with the risen Christ (‘so it is with Christ’, v. 12 ) but not identical to him. The body was commonly used in antiquity as a metaphor for human society (or for the whole cosmos), as a variegated organism whose diverse parts are interdependent. It was an image that could...

7 The Book as Symbol

7 The Book as Symbol   Reference library

Brian Cummings

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
1,977 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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1

...has recourse to the image of the world as a book. In Hamlet , the book of memory becomes the symbol of a person’s mortality; Macbeth abounds with metaphors of the book as the repository of time and a figure for death. At iconic moments in the history of the 20 th century, the power of the book as symbolic object has been especially apparent. In 1933 , the Nazis infamously burned ‘degenerate’ books in Berlin’s Opernplatz. Conversely, in China during the Cultural Revolution, Mao’s *Little Red Book was carried on the body or held aloft in staged acts...

19 The Electronic Book

19 The Electronic Book   Reference library

Eileen Gardiner and Ronald G. Musto

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
5,021 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

...9 Conclusion 1 Definition An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text- and image-based publication in digital form produced on, published by, and readable on computers or other digital devices. E-books are presented visually or aurally, with the *audio book as a precursor to, and limited exemplum of, electronic publishing’s potential. Components other than text have been considered enhancements, including multimedia (sound, images, film/video/animated graphics). The e-book is a young medium and its definition is a work in progress,...

Hebrews

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Harold W. Attridge and Harold W. Attridge

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
22,421 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...participation in Christ's sacrifice as the homilist introduces a cultic image based on Lev 16:27 . The bodies of the animals sacrificed on the Day of Atonement are burnt, and hence not available for physical consumption. More significantly, the burning takes place ‘outside the camp’. v. 12 , the parallel to the death of Jesus reflects traditions about the locale of his crucifixion ( Jn 19:17–20 and perhaps Mt 21:39; Lk 20:15 ). v. 13 , the application of the latest sacrificial image reinforces the appeal to accept the reproach and ‘abuse’ of being...

On the Future of Women and Politics in the Arab World

On the Future of Women and Politics in the Arab World   Reference library

Heba Raouf Ezzat

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,961 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...region and make use of the authoritarian power delegated to those bodies to achieve change and see the feminist agenda applied, giving democratic demands less priority and human rights concerns less attention. Different figures have been co-opted and one can even talk about a “ fem-inization of authoritarianism ” that is taking place in the region in most of the countries. It is a strategy abused by regimes to improve their image and at the same time delay the wider democratic transition. Tunisia and the Gulf political entities are but an example. In Egypt,...

Colossians

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Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP and Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
10,129 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...( v. 10; Grudem 1985 ). What has already been achieved for the Colossians should be a cause of thanksgiving ( v. 7 ). To drive this home Paul employs a series of five vivid, dramatic images ( vv. 11–15 ), in which attempts have been made to find traditional material ( Lohse 1968 : 160; Wengst 1972 : 186–94 ). The results have been inconclusive. Through Christ the whole body of flesh (and not a mere symbolic token), i.e. the entire framework of habits and desires opposed to God, has been removed ( v. 11; cf. v. 18 ). This is true only in theory; it must be...

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