Why Don’t Parents Walk Their Talk? Exploring Parental Deviant Food Socialization Behaviors Within the Family
This study, drawing on neutralization theory, explores how parents neutralize their feelings of guilt when performing deviant food socialization practices (e.g. offering unhealthy food to their children). The findings highlight how neutralization techniques help lessen parents’ self-blame through performing negative displays of parenthood
This article is a chronicle and analysis of a community crisis in digital space that took place on Valve Corporation’s digital distribution platform, Steam. When Valve and Bethesda (publisher and developer of Skyrim) decided to allow mods to be sold by mod makers themselves, there ensued a community revolt against the commodification of leisure and play. I put this crisis of play and work in dialogue with Harvey’s concept of “accumulation by dispossession,” firmly placing it within a longer history of disruptive capital accumulation strategies. I then conduct a discourse analysis of community members on reddit, as they make sense of and come to terms with this process of dispossession. Arising in the discourse was not class consciousness per se, but instead a pervasive feeling of helplessness and frustration as games, play, and leisure began to feel like work
Improving the extractability of arabinoxylans and the molecular weight of wheat endosperm using extrusion processing.
Cereal derived arabinoxylans (AXs) are non-starch polysaccharides that have immunomodulatory activities. These activities are thought to be related to the low molecular weight fractions of AXs. Wheat and wheat byproducts are rich in AXs, however, the water extractable fraction of AXs in wheat products is low. Water extraction of AXs can be improved by extrusion processing, which increases the extractability of the water soluble fraction. The aim of this study was to determine the extractability and molecular weight of the water soluble fraction of AXs from wheat endosperm after extrusion at screw speeds of 80 and 160 rpm. Extrusion processing significantly (P < 0.05) increased the water extractability of AXs in a screw-speed dependent manner (13.07 ± 0.12% at 80 rpm and 15.45 ± 0.16% at 160 rpm compared to 8.95 ± 0.10% in the non-extruded control) due to a significant increase (P < 0.05) in low molecular weight fractions of AXs in extruded samples