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

Author: Charlotte Biltekoff
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Biltekoff
ISBN: 9780822355441 0822355442 9780822355595 0822355590
OCLC Number: 821217792
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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.
Other Titles: Cultural politics of food and health
Responsibility: Charlotte Biltekoff.

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This social and cultural history of key moments in U.S. dietary reform illuminates the relations between prevailing notions of what it means to "eat right" and conceptions of morality and citizenship.

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