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Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century

Veit, Helen Zoe

Editore: The University of North Carolina Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 1469607700 / ISBN 13: 9781469607702
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Titolo: Modern Food, Moral Food: Self-Control, ...

Casa editrice: The University of North Carolina Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

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Riassunto: American eating changed dramatically in the early twentieth century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists, and so-called racial scientists were all pointing Americans toward a newly scientific approach to diet. Food faddists were rewriting the most basic rules surrounding eating, while reformers were working to reshape the diets of immigrants and the poor. And by the time of World War I, the country's first international aid program was bringing moral advice about food conservation into kitchens around the country. In Modern Food, Moral Food, Helen Zoe Veit argues that the twentieth-century food revolution was fueled by a powerful conviction that Americans had a moral obligation to use self-discipline and reason, rather than taste and tradition, in choosing what to eat.

Veit weaves together cultural history and the history of science to bring readers into the strange and complex world of the American Progressive era. The era's emphasis on science and self-control left a profound mark on American eating, one that remains today in everything from the ubiquity of science-based dietary advice to the tenacious idealization of thinness.

Descrizione del libro: "A gripping read, full of fascinating information on conceptualizing, cooking, and eating food. Veit shows how the U.S. government tried to manage food consumption during World War I by instilling a self-disciplined approach to food as a wartime necessity and democratic virtue. In the process, she reveals surprising connections between domestic developments and foreign affairs. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the making of modern American dietary practice."--Kristen Hoganson, author of Consumers' Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920

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