Milk: A Local and Global History

Valutazione media 3,17
( su 46 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780300117240: Milk: A Local and Global History

How did an animal product that spoils easily, carries disease, and causes digestive trouble for many of its consumers become a near-universal symbol of modern nutrition? In the first cultural history of milk, historian Deborah Valenze traces the rituals and beliefs that have governed milk production and consumption since its use in the earliest societies. Covering the long span of human history, Milk reveals how developments in technology, public health, and nutritional science made this once-rare elixir a modern-day staple. The book looks at the religious meanings of milk, along with its association with pastoral life, which made it an object of mystery and suspicion during medieval times and the Renaissance. As early modern societies refined agricultural techniques, cow's milk became crucial to improving diets and economies, launching milk production and consumption into a more modern phase. Yet as business and science transformed the product in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, commercial milk became not only a common and widely available commodity but also a source of uncertainty when used in place of human breast milk for infant feeding. Valenze also examines the dairy culture of the developing world, looking at the example of India, currently the world's largest milk producer. Ultimately, milk's surprising history teaches us how to think about our relationship to food in the present, as well as in the past. It reveals that although milk is a product of nature, it has always been an artefact of culture.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Valenze, Deborah
Editore: Yale University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300117248 ISBN 13: 9780300117240
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 3
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110300117248

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 42,95
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,78
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Valenze, Deborah
Editore: Yale University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0300117248 ISBN 13: 9780300117240
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0300117248

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 157,95
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi