Re-Imagining Milk

ISBN-10: 0415806577

ISBN-13: 9780415806572

Edition: 2011

Authors: Andrea S. Wiley

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"The Anthropology of Stuff" is part of a new Series dedicated to innovative, unconventional ways to connect undergraduate students and their lived concerns about our social world to the power of social science ideas and evidence.ã Our goal with the project is to help spark social science imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for meaningful thought and action. Each "Stuff" title is a short (100 page) "mini text" illuminating for students the network of people and activities that create their material world.ãWritten 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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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction: On the "Specialness" of Milk
A Biocultural Perspective on Milk
Mammals and Milk
Milk Composition
Outline of the Book
Population Variation in Milk Digestion and Dietary Policy
Lactose and Lactase
Early Work on the Clinical Significance of Population Variation in Milk Digestion
Dietary Policy, Population Variation, and Milk Consumption in the U.S.
Milk Promotion, Population Variation, and Charges of Racism
A Brief History of Milk Consumption: Europe and the U.S.
Early Domestication of Mammals and Dairying
Pre-industrial Milk Production and Consumption
Urbanization and the Rise of Fresh Milk Consumption
Regulating the Milk Supply
Marketing of Milk: Normative Discourse about Milk and Children
Not Drinking Their Milk: Declining Milk Intake in the U.S.
Milk Consumption, Calcium, and Child Growth
Calcium: Miracle Mineral?
Does Milk make Children Grow?
Studies of Milk Consumption and Growth in Height
Milk and "Strong Bones"
Milk and Weight
Growing Children around the World: The Globalization of Childhood Milk Consumption
Milk as a Globalizing Commodity
India and China: Promoting Milk through Growth
Marketing Milk as Modernity
Lactose Intolerance and Local Transformations of Milk
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