Nutritional Anthropology

Author : Darna L. Dufour
ISBN : 0199738149
Genre : Social Science
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Revised for the first time in ten years, the second edition of Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition continues to blend biological and cultural approaches to this dynamic discipline. While this revision maintains the format and philosophy that grounded the first edition, the text has been revamped and revitalized with new and updated readings, sections, introductions, and pedagogical materials that cover the current global food trade and persistent problems of hunger in equal measure. Unlike any other book on the market, Nutritional Anthropology fuses issues past and present, local and global, and biological and cultural in order to give students a comprehensive foundation in food and nutrition. NEW TO THIS EDITION - Seven original essays written specifically for this book - Completely revised sets of readings, section introductions, and pedagogical material - Maps showing the locations of case studies - A new section, Looking for Solutions," helps students solve issues relating to food and nutrition"
Category: Social Science

Nutritional Anthropology Biocultural Perspectives On Food And Nutrition

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781497025011
Genre : Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Nutritional Anthropology, Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition. In this book, you will learn topics such as WHY DO WE EAT WHAT WE EAT, TOOLITTLE AND TOO MUCH: NUTRITION IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD, plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

Human Diet And Nutrition In Biocultural Perspective

Author : Tina Moffat
ISBN : 9781845459819
Genre : Medical
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There are not many areas that are more rooted in both the biological and social-cultural aspects of humankind than diet and nutrition. Throughout human history nutrition has been shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces, and in turn, access to food and nutrition has altered the course and direction of human societies. Using a biocultural approach, the contributors to this volume investigate the ways in which food is both an essential resource fundamental to human health and an expression of human culture and society. The chapters deal with aspects of diet and human nutrition through space and time and span prehistoric, historic, and contemporary societies spread over various geographical regions, including Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia to highlight how biology and culture are inextricably linked.
Category: Medical

Everyone Eats

Author : E. N. Anderson
ISBN : 9780814704950
Genre : Social Science
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Florence Nightingale (1820-1920) is famous as the heroine of the Crimean War and later as a campaigner for health care founded on a clean environment and good nursing. Though best known for her pioneering demonstration that disease rather than wounds killed most soldiers, she was also heavily allied to social reform movements and to feminist protest against the enforced idleness of middle-class women. This original edition provides bold new insights into Nightingale's beliefs and a new picture of the relationship between feminism and religion. Suggestions for Thought to the Searchers after Truth Among the Artisans of England (1860), which contains the novel Cassandra, is a central text in 19th-century history of feminist thought and is published here for the first time. Nightingale argues that work was the means by which every individual sought self-fulfillment and served God. She wrote influentially about the group most Victorians declared to be above work: unmarried, middle-class women.
Category: Social Science

Poor And Pregnant In New Delhi India

Author : Helen Vallianatos
ISBN : 1598742930
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In this innovative contribution to the study of food, gender, and power, Helen Vallianatos meticulously documents cultural values and beliefs, dietary practaices, and the nutritional and health status of mothers in Indian squatter settlements. She explores both large-scale forces-incorporating critical medical anthropology and feminist theory into a biocultural paradigm-and the local and individual choices New Delhi women make in interpreting cultural dietary norms based on their reproductive histories, socioeconomic status, family structure, and other specific conditions. Her findings have significant implications for nutritional and medical anthropology and development studies, and her innovative research design serves as a model for multi-method studies that use participatory research principles, combine quantitative and qualitative investigations, and interpret diverse types of data. Sponsored by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology
Category: Health & Fitness

Als Die W Rter Tanzen Lernten

Author : Wolfgang Steinig
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215107637
Genre : Communication and culture
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Wie und warum entstand Sprache? Warum wurden WArter und Grammatik notwendig? Hat sich "der Aufwand gelohnt"? Welche Anpassungsvorteile brachte Sprache mit sich? In welcher Weise bedingen Sprache und Kulturevolution einander? Findet man in heutigen Sprachen Spuren, die auf ihren Ursprung schlieAen lassen? Warum scheitern wir im Alltag so oft an unseren Formulierungen? Warum hAren und sagen wir nicht das, was eigentlich gemeint war? - So viele Fragen, die sich jedem, der A1/4ber Sprache und Sprechen nachdenkt, stellen kAnnten, die aber bislang noch nicht befriedigend in einem schlA1/4ssigen Denkrahmen beantwortet wurden. Wolfgang Steinig macht sich daran, diesen und zahlreichen weiteren Fragen auf den Grund zu gehen und mit einer neuen Theorie zu beantworten - keiner grauen Theorie, sondern einer Sicht auf Sprache, die mit zahlreichen Beispielen aus dem heutigen Sprachleben illustriert ist. Seine facettenreiche - linguistisch-anthropologisch-biologisch-psychologische - Darstellung schlAgt einen weiten Bogen: von den anatomischen, soziobiologischen und Akologischen UrsprA1/4ngen von Sprache A1/4ber die Entwicklung der Schrift bis hin zu aktuellen pAdagogisch-didaktischen Aspekten wie Rechtschreibreform, Mehrsprachigkeit, Fremdsprachenerwerb und Medienkompetenz. Ein zentrales Element des mit Witz und Eleganz geschriebenen Buches ist die Anwendung des a žHandicap-Prinzipsa oe auf die menschliche Sprache. Diese Spur fA1/4hrt den Autor zu einer verblA1/4ffenden Annahme: Die Entwicklung des Tanzens in der frA1/4hen Menschheitsgeschichte hAngt unmittelbar mit der Evolution von Grammatik zusammen - die WArter mussten gewissermaAen das Tanzen lernen, um ihren Siegeszug als einzigartiges und hAchst variables Kommunikationsmittel anzutreten.
Category: Communication and culture

Food Medicine And The Quest For Good Health

Author : Nancy N. Chen
ISBN : 9780231508919
Genre : Cooking
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What we eat, how we eat, where we eat, and when we eat are deeply embedded cultural practices. Eating is also related to how we medicate. The multimillion-dollar diet industry offers advice on how to eat for a better body and longer life, and avoiding harmful foods (or choosing healthy ones) is considered separate from consuming medicine& mdash;another multimillion-dollar industry. In contrast, most traditional medical systems view food as inseparable from medicine and regard medicinal foods as the front line of healing. Drawing on medical texts and food therapy practices from around the world and throughout history, Nancy N. Chen locates old and new crossovers between food and medicine in different social and cultural contexts. The consumption of spices, sugar, and salt was once linked to specific healing properties, and trade in these commodities transformed not just the political economy of Europe, Asia, and the New World but local tastes and food practices as well. Today's technologies are rapidly changing traditional attitudes toward food, enabling the cultivation of new admixtures, such as nutraceuticals and genetically modified food, that link food to medicine in novel ways. Chen considers these developments against the evolving food regimes of the diet industry in order to build a framework for understanding diet as individual practice, social prescription, and political formation.
Category: Cooking