Milk: A Local and Global History

Valutazione media 3,17
( su 46 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780300188127: 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.

Deborah Valenze
Editore: Yale University Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Yale University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 artifact of culture. Codice libro della libreria POW9780300188127

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,31
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Deborah Valenze
Editore: Yale University Press, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Yale University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 artifact of culture. Codice libro della libreria POW9780300188127

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Valenze, Deborah
Editore: Yale University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 16
Da
Sandpiper Books Ltd
(NEWTON ABBOT, DEVON, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New, mint condition. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Codice libro della libreria 18353

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 5,94
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,63
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Valenze, Deborah
Editore: YALE University Press
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro YALE University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0300188129

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,25
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Deborah Valenze
Editore: Yale University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Quantità: 12
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2012. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria WY-9780300188127

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,40
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,41
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Valenze, Deborah
Editore: Yale University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0300188129

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 31,71
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

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

7.

Deborah Valenze
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97803001881271.0

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 33,90
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,71
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Valenze, Deborah
Editore: Yale University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 3
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110300188129

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 36,29
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

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

9.

Deborah Valenze
ISBN 10: 0300188129 ISBN 13: 9780300188127
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 155mm x 23mm x 231mm. Paperback. 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 th.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 351 pages. 0.522. Codice libro della libreria 9780300188127

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,21
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 26,03
Da: Australia a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi