9780415806572

Re-imagining Milk: Cultural and Biological Perspectives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415806572

  • ISBN10:

    0415806577

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 11/8/2010
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Written explicitly for undergraduates, Re-imagining Milk demonstrates how a particular commodity can be used to illustrate ethnocentric beliefs about the universal goodness of milk; biological variation in human populations; political and economic processes that inform dietary policies, nutrition education, and current trends in globalization; the utility of a biocultural approach to the study of food; the cultural construction of a commodity that is consumed by many students on a daily basis, or if not, certainly is one that students "know" they "should" consume daily.

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