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Nutritional Anthropology Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0199738149
ISBN-13: 9780199738144
Edition: 2nd 2013
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Revised for the first time in ten years, the second edition of Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition continues to blend biological and cultural approaches to this dynamic discipline. While this revision maintains the format and philosophy that grounded thefirst edition, the text has been revamped and revitalized with new and updated readings, sections, introductions, and pedagogical materials that cover the current global food trade and persistent problems of hunger in equal measure. Unlike any other book on the market, Nutritional Anthropology fuses issues past and present, local and global, and biological and cultural in order to give students a comprehensive foundation in food and nutrition. NEW TO THIS EDITION- Seven original essays written specifically for this book- Completely revised sets of readings, section introductions, and pedagogical material - Maps showing the locations of case studies- A new section, "Looking for Solutions," helps students solve issues relating to food and nutrition

#60;b#62;Alan H. Goodman,#60;/b#62; is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Hampshire College. A biological anthropologist who has written extensively on human variation and the biological consequences of inequality and poverty, he co- leads the national public education project sponsored by the AAA and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation. Goodman is a past President of the AAA. #60;p#62;#60;b#62;Yolanda T. Moses#60;/b#62; is Professor of Anthropology, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Excellence and Equity at the University of California, Riverside. A cultural anthropologist, she has published extensively on issues of social inequality in complex societies and cultural diversity in higher education in the United State, India and South Africa. She co- leads the national public education project sponsored by the AA A and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation. Moses is past President of the AAA.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Joseph L. Jones#60;/b#62; of the American Anthropological Association is the Race project manager. He also has written extensively on race and the stresses of enslavement. He is finishing his dissertation on "The Political Ecology of Early Childhood Lead in Enslaved Africans from the New York African Burial Ground".#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Sponsored by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).#60;/b#62; Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest professional organization of scholars and practitioners in the field of anthropology. With over 11,000 members, the Arlington, Virginia-based association includes archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, biological anthropologists, linguists and applied anthropologists throughout the world. AAA publishes 22 peer-reviewed scholarly journals and conducts the largest annual meeting of anthropologists in the world.

Preface to 2nd edition
Contributors of Original Essays
The Biocultural Perspective in Nutritional Anthropology
A Taste of Nutritional Anthropology
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari
No Heads, No Feet, No Monkeys, No Dogs: The Evolution of Personal Food Taboos
From Hunger Foods to Heritage Foods: Challenges to Food Localization in Lao PDR
Rough Food
The Quest for Food: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives
The Biological Baseline
The Diets of Early Hominins
What Hunters do for a Living, or, How to Make Out on Scarce resources
Food for Thought: Did The First Cooked Meals Help Fuel The Dramatic Evolutionary Expansion of The Human Brain?
Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of Its Nature and Current Implications Agriculture: The Great Revolution
Agriculture, Origins of
Bread and Beer: The Early Use of Cereals in The Human Die
Disease and Death at Dr. Dickson's Mounds Variation in Contemporary Food Systems: Pluses and Minuses
Use of Tropical Rainforests by Native Amazonians
Adopting Cultivation to Remain Pastoralists: The Diversification of Maasai Livelihoods in Northern Tanzania
"Now It Is an Easy Life": Women's Accounts of Cassava, Millets, and Labor in South India
Power Steer
Anthropological Perspectives on the Global Food Crisis
Why Do We Eat What We Eat? Explaining Foodways #1: Materialist Approaches
India's Sacred Cow
Insects as Food: A Case Study from the Northwest Amazon
2011 Why on Earth?: Evaluation Hypotheses about the Physiological Functions of Human Geophagy
Explaining Foodways #2: Ideology, Symbolism, and Social Power
The Children Cry for Bread: Hegemony and the Transformation of Consumption
Japanese Mothers and Obents: The Lunch-Box as Ideological State Apparatus
Techne Versus Technoscience: Divergent (and Ambiguous) Notions of Food "Quality" in The French Debate over GM Crops Adapting Foods to People and People to Foods
A Closer Look at the Nutritional Implications of Bitter Cassava Use
Pellagra, Sex and Gender: Biocultural Perspectives on Differential Diets and Health
"Drink Milk for Fitness": The Cultural Politics of Human Biological Variation and Milk Consumption in the United States
The Maya in Disneyland.
!Kung nutritional status and the original "affluent society" - a new analysis
Foods as Medicine
Spices: The Pharmacology of the Exotic
Coping with a Nutrient Deficiency: Cultural Models of Vitamin A Deficiency in Northern Niger
From Aphrodisiac to Health Food: A Cultural History of Chocolate
You Are What You Eat: Religious Aspects of The Health Food Movement
Too Little and Too Much: Nutrition in the Contemporary World Undernutrition and Its Discontents
The Effect of Malnutrition on Human Development: A 24-Year Study of Well-Nourished and Malnourished Children Living in a Poor Mexican Village
Body Size, Adaptation and Function
Hungry But Not Starving: Functional Consequences of Undernutrition in Adults
New Variant Famine: AIDS and Food Crisis in Southern Africa
Child Malnutrition and Famine in the Nigerien Sahel Dietary Transitions and Globalization
Diet and Delocalization: Dietary Changes Since 1750
When the Turtle Collapses, the World Ends
How Sushi Went Global
Nutrition transitions: A View from Anthropology
Coca-colonization of Diets in The Yucatan
Cultural Ecology of Infant and Young Child Feedin
Evolution of Infant and Young Child Feeding: Implications for Contemporary Public Health
Premastication: The Second Arm of Infant and Young Child Feeding for Health and Survival?
Feeding Babies: Practices, Constraints and Interventi
Overnutrition and Hunger in Lands of Plenty
Children's Experiences of Food Insecurity Can Assist in Understanding Its Effect on Their Well-Being
Trading Nutrition for Education: Nutritional Status and the Sale of Snack Foods in an Eastern Kentucky School
Big Fat Myths
The Pima Paradox
Junk Food Monkeys
Evolutionary and Anthropological Perspectives on Optimal Foraging in Obesogenic Environments
Looking for Solutions
From One Farmer, Hope - and Reason for Worry
Direct from Farm to Table: Community Supported Agriculture in Western Illinois
Could Less Meat Mean More Food?
Marked Improvement in Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism in Diabetic Australian Aborigines After Temporary Reversion to Traditional Lifes
Appendix A
Appendix B
Glossary
Index

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