Nutritional Anthropology: Biocultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition

Paperback | June 20, 2012

byDarna Dufour, Alan Goodman, Gretel Pelto

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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 thefirst 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

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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 thefirst edition, the text has been revamped and ...

Darna L Dufour is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has conducted long term field research on food and nutrition with Tukanoan Indians in the Amazon, and economically disadvantaged women in urban Colombia. Alan Goodman is Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of faculty and Professor of Biological...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface to 2nd editionContributors of Original Essays1. Gretel H. Pelto, Darna L. Dufour, Alan H. Goodman: The Biocultural Perspective in Nutritional AnthropologyPart I A Taste of Nutritional Anthropology2. Richard B. Lee: Eating Christmas in the Kalahari3. Miriam Chaiken: No Heads, No Feet, No Monkeys, No Dogs: The Evolution of Personal Food Taboos4. Penny Van Esterik: From Hunger Foods to Heritage Foods: Challenges to Food Localization in Lao PDR5. John T. Omohundro: Rough FoodPart II The Quest for Food: Evolutionary and Comparative PerspectivesThe Biological Baseline6. Peter S. Ungar and Matt Sponheimer: The Diets of Early Hominins7. Richard B. Lee: What Hunters do for a Living, or, How to Make Out on Scarce resources8. Ann Gibbons: Food for Thought: Did The First Cooked Meals Help Fuel The Dramatic Evolutionary Expansion of The Human Brain?9. S. Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner: Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of Its Nature and Current ImplicationsAgriculture: The Great Revolution10. Mark Nathan Cohen: Agriculture, Origins of11. Solomon H. Katz and Mary M. Voigt: Bread and Beer: The Early Use of Cereals in The Human Die12. Alan H. Goodman and George J. Armelagos: Disease and Death at Dr. Dickson's MoundsVariation in Contemporary Food Systems: Pluses and Minuses13. Darna L. Dufour: Use of Tropical Rainforests by Native Amazonians14. J. Terrence McCabe, Paul W. Leslie and Laura DeLuca: Adopting Cultivation to Remain Pastoralists: The Diversification of Maasai Livelihoods in Northern Tanzania15. Elizabeth Finnis: "Now It Is an Easy Life": Women's Accounts of Cassava, Millets, and Labor in South India16. Michael Pollan: Power Steer17. David A. Himmelgreen, Nancy Romero-Daza and Charlotte A. Noble: Anthropological Perspectives on the Global Food CrisisPart III Why Do We Eat What We Eat?Explaining Foodways #1: Materialist Approaches18. Marvin Harris: India's Sacred Cow19. Darna L. Dufour: Insects as Food: A Case Study from the Northwest Amazon20. Sera L.Young. Paul W. Sherman, Julius B. Lucks, and Gretel H. Pelto: 2011 Why on Earth?: Evaluation Hypotheses about the Physiological Functions of Human GeophagyExplaining Foodways #2: Ideology, Symbolism, and Social Power21. Mary J. Weismantel: The Children Cry for Bread: Hegemony and the Transformation of Consumption22. Anne Alison: Japanese Mothers and Obents: The Lunch-Box as Ideological State Apparatus23. Chaia Heller: Techne Versus Technoscience: Divergent (and Ambiguous) Notions of Food "Quality" in The French Debate over GM CropsAdapting Foods to People and People to Foods24. Darna L. Dufour: A Closer Look at the Nutritional Implications of Bitter Cassava Use25. Barrett P. Brenton: Pellagra, Sex and Gender: Biocultural Perspectives on Differential Diets and Health26. Andrea S. Wiley: "Drink Milk for Fitness": The Cultural Politics of Human Biological Variation and Milk Consumption in the United States27. Barry Bogin: The Maya in Disneyland.28. Barry Bogin: !Kung nutritional status and the original "affluent society" - a new analysisFoods as Medicine29. Nina Etkin: Spices: The Pharmacology of the Exotic30. Lauren S. Blum, Gretel H. Pelto and Pertti J. Pelto: Coping with a Nutrient Deficiency: Cultural Models of Vitamin A Deficiency in Northern Niger31. Louis E. Grivetti: From Aphrodisiac to Health Food: A Cultural History of Chocolate32. Jill Dubisch: You Are What You Eat: Religious Aspects of The Health Food MovementPart IV Too Little and Too Much: Nutrition in the Contemporary WorldUndernutrition and Its Discontents33. Adolfo Ch vez, Celia Mart!nez and Beatriz Soberanes: The Effect of Malnutrition on Human Development: A 24-Year Study of Well-Nourished and Malnourished Children Living in a Poor Mexican Village34. Reynaldo Martorell: Body Size, Adaptation and Function35. Richard Bender and Darna Dufour: Hungry But Not Starving: Functional Consequences of Undernutrition in Adults36. Alex de Waal and Alan Whiteside: New Variant Famine: AIDS and Food Crisis in Southern Africa37. Catherine Panter-Brick, Rachel Casiday, Katherine Hampshire and Kate Kilpatrick: Child Malnutrition and Famine in the Nigerien SahelDietary Transitions and Globalization38. Gretel H. Pelto and Pertti J. Pelto: Diet and Delocalization: Dietary Changes Since 175039. Bernard Nietschmann: When the Turtle Collapses, the World Ends40. Theodore C. Bestor: How Sushi Went Global41. Darna L. Dufour and Richard Bender: Nutrition transitions: A View from Anthropology42. Thomas L. Leatherman and Alan Goodman: Coca-colonization of Diets in The YucatanCultural Ecology of Infant and Young Child Feedin43. Daniel W. Sellen: Evolution of Infant and Young Child Feeding: Implications for Contemporary Public Health44. Gretel H. Pelto, Yuanyuan Zhang and Jean-Pierre Habicht: Premastication: The Second Arm of Infant and Young Child Feeding for Health and Survival?45. Gretel H. Pelto, Emily Levitt and Lucy Thairu: Feeding Babies: Practices, Constraints and InterventiOvernutrition and Hunger in Lands of Plenty46. Carol L. Connell, Kristi L. Lofton, Kathy Yadrick and Timothy A. Rehner: Children's Experiences of Food Insecurity Can Assist in Understanding Its Effect on Their Well-Being47. Deborah L. Crooks: Trading Nutrition for Education: Nutritional Status and the Sale of Snack Foods in an Eastern Kentucky School48. Alexandra A. Brewis: Big Fat Myths49. Malcolm Gladwell: The Pima Paradox50. Robert M. Sapolsky: Junk Food Monkeys51. Leslie Sue Lieberman: Evolutionary and Anthropological Perspectives on Optimal Foraging in Obesogenic EnvironmentsLooking for Solutions52. Gaia Vince: From One Farmer, Hope - and Reason for Worry53. Heather McIlvaine-Newsad, Christopher D. Merrett and Patrick McLaughlin: Direct from Farm to Table: Community Supported Agriculture in Western Illinois54. Erik Stokstad: Could Less Meat Mean More Food?55. Kerin O'Dea: Marked Improvement in Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism in Diabetic Australian Aborigines After Temporary Reversion to Traditional LifesAppendix AAppendix BGlossaryIndex