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The Resource Eating right in America : the cultural politics of food & health, Charlotte Biltekoff

Eating right in America : the cultural politics of food & health, Charlotte Biltekoff

Label
Eating right in America : the cultural politics of food & health
Title
Eating right in America
Title remainder
the cultural politics of food & health
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Biltekoff
Title variation
Cultural politics of food and health
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work is a powerful critique of dietary reform in the United States from the late nineteenth-century emergence of nutritional science through the contemporary alternative food movement and campaign against obesity. Here the author analyzes the discourses of dietary reform, including the writings of reformers, as well as the materials they created to bring their messages to the public. She shows that while the primary aim may be to improve health, the process of teaching people to "eat right" in the U.S. inevitably involves shaping certain kinds of subjects and citizens, and shoring up the identity and social boundaries of the ever-threatened American middle class. Without discounting the pleasures of food or the value of wellness, the author advocates a critical reappraisal of our obsession with diet as a proxy for health. Based on her understanding of the history of dietary reform, she argues that talk about "eating right" in America too often obscures structural and environmental stresses and constraints, while naturalizing the dubious redefinition of health as an individual responsibility and imperative -- From publisher's website
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biltekoff, Charlotte
Dewey number
394.1/20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX360.U6
LC item number
B548 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TX360.U6
NAL item number
B548 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 C-654
  • QT 235
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nutrition
  • Diet
  • Food habits
  • Diet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Politics
  • United States
  • Diet
  • Food habits
  • Nutrition
  • United States
  • Ernährung
  • Übergewicht
  • Gesundheit
  • Kultur
  • USA
  • Dietik
  • Nutrition
  • Mat
  • Matvanor
  • Mat- och dryckesseder
  • Matkultur
  • USA
Label
Eating right in America : the cultural politics of food & health, Charlotte Biltekoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural politics of dietary health -- Scientific moralization and the beginning of modern dietary reform -- Anxiety and aspiration on the nutrition front -- From microscopes to "macroscopes" -- Thinness as health, self-control, and citizenship -- Connecting the dots : dietary reform past, present, and future
Control code
ocn821217792
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780822355595
Lccn
2013013823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822355595
  • (OCoLC)821217792
Label
Eating right in America : the cultural politics of food & health, Charlotte Biltekoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural politics of dietary health -- Scientific moralization and the beginning of modern dietary reform -- Anxiety and aspiration on the nutrition front -- From microscopes to "macroscopes" -- Thinness as health, self-control, and citizenship -- Connecting the dots : dietary reform past, present, and future
Control code
ocn821217792
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780822355595
Lccn
2013013823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822355595
  • (OCoLC)821217792

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