By Andrea S. Wiley
Milk is an interesting nutrition: it's produced by way of moms of every mammalian species for intake via nursing babies of that species, but many people drink the milk of one other species (mostly cows) and so they drink it all through lifestyles. hence we would anticipate that this nutritional perform has a few results on human biology which are assorted from different meals. In Re-imagining Milk Wiley considers those, but in addition places milk-drinking right into a broader historic and cross-cultural context. specifically, she asks how nutritional guidelines selling milk got here into being within the united states, how they intersect with organic version in milk digestion, how milk intake is said to baby development, and the way milk is at the moment present process globalizing procedures that give a contribution to its prestige as a normative foodstuff for kids (using India and China as examples). Wiley demanding situations the reader to think again their assumptions approximately cows' milk as a meals for people. proficient by way of either organic and social idea and knowledge, Re-imagining Milk provides a biocultural research of this advanced nutrients and illustrates how a spotlight on a unmarried commodity can remove darkness from points of human biology and culture.
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Re-imagining Milk: Cultural and Biological Perspectives (Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology) by Andrea S. Wiley