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Keshan Disease

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Discovery and Characteristics of the DiseaseKeshan disease (KD) is a unique endemic cardiomyopathy in China with high incidence and mortality. Its etiology and pathogenesis are not as yet completely clear. In the winter...

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...

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 –...

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

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 4 : 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...

Sociology of Food Consumption

The Handbook of Food Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The sociology of food consumption focuses on the topic as socially created sets of practices and on the social and cultural meanings of such practices ( Ilmonen 2011). In earlier, classical sociology, however, food consumption per...

The Me Decade and the Galloping Gourmet

Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins is an experienced author and researcher who has studied and written about television, media history, popular culture and food. Her work has appeared in the magazines Working Woman and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture and in the anthology Secrets & Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships (Seal Press: 2004). She has also written encyclopedia entries on a variety of media history topics. She has a Master’s degree in journalism with a specialization in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Master’s degree in library science from Long Island University. For the past ten years, she has worked as an editorial researcher for a variety of publications including Glamour and Ladies’ Home Journal. She is now a librarian and lives in Manhattan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Watching What We Eat : The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows

Continuum, 2009

Book chapter

...People who love to talk food and theater are never at a loss for conversation. Selfhood through Food Over the course of the sixties, Julia Child gave home cooks the nerve to become adventurers in their kitchens and, like...

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...