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The Resource Dangerous digestion : the politics of american dietary advice, E. Melanie DuPuis

Dangerous digestion : the politics of american dietary advice, E. Melanie DuPuis

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Dangerous digestion : the politics of american dietary advice
Title
Dangerous digestion
Title remainder
the politics of american dietary advice
Statement of responsibility
E. Melanie DuPuis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout American history, ingestion (eating) has functioned as a metaphor for interpreting and imagining this society and its political systems. Discussions of American freedom itself are pervaded with ingestive metaphors of choice (what to put in) and control (what to keep out). From the country's founders to the abolitionists to the social activists of today, those seeking to form and reform American society have cast their social-change goals in ingestive terms of choice and control. But they have realized their metaphors in concrete terms as well, purveying specific advice to the public about what to eat or not. These conversations about 'social change as eating' reflect American ideals of freedom, purity, and virtue. Drawing on social and political history as well as the history of science and popular culture, Dangerous Digestion examines how American ideas about dietary reform mirror broader thinking about social reform. Inspired by new scientific studies of the human body as a metabiome--a collaboration of species rather than an isolated, intact, protected, and bounded individual--E. Melanie DuPuis reimagines the American body politic through a new metaphor--digestion--opening social transformations to ideas of mixing, fermentation, and collaboration. In doing so, the author explores how social activists can rethink politics as inclusive processes that involve the inherently risky mixing of cultures, standpoints, and ideas"--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DuPuis, E. Melanie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California studies in food and culture
Series volume
58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DIET (Event)
  • Food habits
  • Diet
  • Diet
  • Food Habits
  • Social Control, Informal
  • Sociological Factors
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • COOKING
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Food habits
  • Social aspects
  • United States
  • Matvanor
  • Matvanor
  • Nutrition
  • Dietmat
  • Dietmat
  • Historia
Label
Dangerous digestion : the politics of american dietary advice, E. Melanie DuPuis
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Free and orderly bodies -- Diet and the romance of reform -- Gut wars : gilded age struggles against purity -- Pure food and the progressive body -- Good food, bad romance -- The conundrum of purity -- Ferment : an ecology of the body -- Toward a fermentive politics
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ocn928892298
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520962132
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt19693jx
  • b1304fc6-858c-46f7-9837-f3969912fba8
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928892298
Label
Dangerous digestion : the politics of american dietary advice, E. Melanie DuPuis
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Free and orderly bodies -- Diet and the romance of reform -- Gut wars : gilded age struggles against purity -- Pure food and the progressive body -- Good food, bad romance -- The conundrum of purity -- Ferment : an ecology of the body -- Toward a fermentive politics
Control code
ocn928892298
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520962132
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt19693jx
  • b1304fc6-858c-46f7-9837-f3969912fba8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)928892298

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