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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...

Food (In)Security in the Global “North” and “South”

The Handbook of Food Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Food security is defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as existing when “all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet...

“What diet can do”: Running and eating right in 1970s America

Jürgen Martschukat

Jürgen Martschukat is Professor of History at Erfurt University, Germany Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food, Power, and Agency

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves...

Eating at School in France: An Anthropological Analysis of the Dynamics and Issues Involved in Implementing Public Policy, 1970–2001

Eating Out in Europe : Picnics, Gourmet Dining and Snacks since the Late Eighteenth Century

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...Food crises have been in the limelight lately, and many people involved in food matters seek to understand consumers’ attitudes, particularly from the viewpoint of social science. Anthropologists specializing in food matters, for instance...

Structure and Agency in the Antislavery and Animal Liberation Movements

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...The use made of slaves and of tame animals is not very different; for both with their bodies minister to the needs of life. Aristotle, The Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1996), p. 17. Aristotle...

Illusions of Global Governance: Transnational Agribusiness inside the UN System

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...A series of famines swept the world from West Africa to Bangladesh after 1972, linked to a shortage of grain in world markets and to tripling grain prices that seemed to herald a new age of scarcity. In retrospect, this World Food Crisis –...

Environmental Issues in Agriculture: Farming Systems and Ecosystem Services

The Handbook of Food Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Introduction In an influential essay establishing environmental history as a central perspective within contemporary historiography Donald Worster sets out three...

French Bread and Algerian Wine: Conflicting Identities in French Algeria

Food, Drink and Identity : Cooking, Eating and Drinking in Europe Since the Middle Ages

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...When France started to occupy Algeria in the 1830s, it brought a food tradition that was alien to the local cuisine. The food habits of the Christian and Jewish colonists conflicted with Islamic dietary laws. Algerians objected to pork...

Nyonya Cuisine: Chinese, Non-Chinese and the Making of a Famous Cuisine in Southeast Asia

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Contemporary Transitions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The Baba in Malaysia and Singapore are Chinese who have acquired a creolized form of Malay as their mother tongue, although today many Babas in Singapore speak English rather than Malay. Historically the women, called nyonya, wore sarongs...

Joseph Beuys

Alison Leitch

Alison Leitch is a social anthropologist who teaches in the cultural sociology program at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fat : Culture and Materiality

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...It is the transformation of substance that is my concern in art, rather than the traditional aesthetic understanding of beautiful appearances. If creativity relates to the transformation, change and the development of substance, then it can...