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Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health (edição 2013)

por Charlotte Biltekoff (Autor)

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This work is a powerful critique of dietary reform in the United States from the late nineteenth-century emergence of nutritional science through the contemporary alternative food movement and campaign against obesity. Here the author analyzes the discourses of dietary reform, including the writings of reformers, as well as the materials they created to bring their messages to the public. She shows that while the primary aim may be to improve health, the process of teaching people to "eat right" in the U.S. inevitably involves shaping certain kinds of subjects and citizens, and shoring up the identity and social boundaries of the ever-threatened American middle class. Without discounting the pleasures of food or the value of wellness, the author advocates a critical reappraisal of our obsession with diet as a proxy for health. Based on her understanding of the history of dietary reform, she argues that talk about "eating right" in America too often obscures structural and environmental stresses and constraints, while naturalizing the dubious redefinition of health as an individual responsibility and imperative -- From publisher's website.… (mais)
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Título:Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health
Autores:Charlotte Biltekoff (Autor)
Informação:Duke University Press Books (2013), Edition: 9.2.2013, 224 pages
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A really incredible look into four different food-related movements across the 20th century, and the ways that they reveal more about the cultural values held by those in charge of the movements than they do about food practices themselves.

I really really enjoyed this book- it was easy to read (I got through it in less than a day) and though it wasn't necessarily groundbreaking to me, the way things were explained was very simple and accessible. The chapter on "obesity" really was what knocked it out of the park for me, and her very deliberate and careful pulling back of layers to reveal how class in particular shapes understandings around food (especially shoring up the boundaries of the middle class) are something I want every single person in my life to read. (But really, it's a bummer this isn't through a popular press because I want everyone to read it. ( )
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This work is a powerful critique of dietary reform in the United States from the late nineteenth-century emergence of nutritional science through the contemporary alternative food movement and campaign against obesity. Here the author analyzes the discourses of dietary reform, including the writings of reformers, as well as the materials they created to bring their messages to the public. She shows that while the primary aim may be to improve health, the process of teaching people to "eat right" in the U.S. inevitably involves shaping certain kinds of subjects and citizens, and shoring up the identity and social boundaries of the ever-threatened American middle class. Without discounting the pleasures of food or the value of wellness, the author advocates a critical reappraisal of our obsession with diet as a proxy for health. Based on her understanding of the history of dietary reform, she argues that talk about "eating right" in America too often obscures structural and environmental stresses and constraints, while naturalizing the dubious redefinition of health as an individual responsibility and imperative -- From publisher's website.

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