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Beriberi

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The complex of clinical disturbances long known as beriberi has been recognized since early in the twentieth century as arising because of a deficiency of thiamine. Like others in the group of B vitamins, thiamine has essential...

Keshan Disease

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Discovery and Characteristics of the Disease Keshan disease (KD) is a unique endemic cardiomyopathy in China with high incidence and mortality. Its etiology and pathogenesis...

Ducks

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The mallard, Anas platyrhynchos, is the most ubiquitous taxon in the subfamily Anatinae of the family Anatidae. It is the ancestor of most domestic ducks, the males of which still sport the ancestral curling feathers of the upper tail...

Eating Vegetarian in Vietnam

Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

Book chapter

...I thought of calling this text about my encounters and experiences with vegetarianism in Vietnam, “How I became ‘gay’ in Saigon.” Then I thought it would not work, not simply because I am not gay, but because I could just as well have...

Mung and the Vignas: India

Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beans : A History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

Book chapter

...India provides one of the few historical exceptions to the rule that beans are associated with poverty. As we have seen, there are some minor beans that are only eaten during famines or that are considered inferior, but in general...

Yüan Mei

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Global Contact and Early Industrialization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Yüan Mei (1715–1797) is beyond all question the most popular writer of modern times. At the early age of nine he was inspired with a deep love for poetry, and soon became an adept at the art. Graduating in 1739, he was shortly afterwards...

“Do I Look Tasty to You?”: Cannibalism beyond Speech and the Limits of Food Capitalism in Park’s 301/302

What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Something is amiss on the third floor of the New Hope Bio Apartments. A young professional woman (Sin-Hye Hwang)—named Yun, but referred to throughout the film by her apartment number, 302—has gone missing without a trace, and a detective...

How Chicken Rice Informs about Identity

Cynthia Chou

Cynthia Chou, Associate Professor with Special Qualifications (Lektor msk), social anthropologist, Head of Southeast Asian Studies, KU-ToRS. She is internationally known for her pioneering study of the life and lifestyles, as well as identity and change, of the indigenous Malays in Southeast Asia. She single-handedly built the Malay maritime life collection for the Singapore National Museum and has published highly cited books in this area which are used by several universities as textbooks. At KU, she initiated and directed several innovative programs of co-operation, both in research and education, with leading international institutions for which she has won various international prizes. Courses that she has been teaching at the University of Copenhagen include “The Anthropology of Food and Eating in Southeast Asia,” “Modernisation and Development: The Human Landscape of Southeast Asia,” and “Introduction to Southeast Asia Culture.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction It has been said that “[s]tories about eating something somewhere … are really stories about the place and the people there [and that] the reading of a food’s story reveals, like any good biography...

Mediating science and nature: parental anxieties about food

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anxious Appetites : Food and consumer culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Expanding on the previous chapter which explored the impact of a recent food ‘incident’ in the UK and more widely across Europe, this chapter examines the recent experience of ‘food scares’ and adulteration scandals in China, highlighting...

Access to food

Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner has been analyzing, writing about and commenting on European and international agriculture and food policy developments for more than thirty years. Notable publications include European Agriculture: Policies, Production and Trade, Growing Pains: New Europe and the CAP in The Perfect Union? New Europe and the EU (edited by Roger Gough) and A Guide to the Reformed CAP. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Global food futures : Feeding the world in 2050

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The reason why too many people do not have enough food is not merely a matter of production; an equal or greater cause of hunger is the problem of access to food. Too many people do not have the means to buy the minimum amount of food...