Re-imagining Milk: Cultural and Biological Perspectives

Andrea Wiley
Publication Date
2010
Website
Routledge Publishing

Written explicitly for undergraduates, Re-imagining Milk demonstrates how a particular commodity can be used to illustrate ethnocentric beliefs about the universal goodness of milk. This book looks at biological variation in human populations; political and economic processes that inform dietary policies, nutrition education, and current trends in globalization; the utility of a biocultural approach to the study of food; the cultural construction of a commodity that is consumed by many students on a daily basis, or if not, certainly one that students know they should consume daily.