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The Resource Cultures of milk : the biology and meaning of dairy products in the United States and India, Andrea S. Wiley

Cultures of milk : the biology and meaning of dairy products in the United States and India, Andrea S. Wiley

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Cultures of milk : the biology and meaning of dairy products in the United States and India
Title
Cultures of milk
Title remainder
the biology and meaning of dairy products in the United States and India
Statement of responsibility
Andrea S. Wiley
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Milk is the only food mammals produce naturally to feed their offspring. The human species is the only one that takes milk from other animals and consumes it beyond weaning age. Cultures of Milk contrasts the practices of the world's two leading milk producers, India and the United States. In both countries, milk is considered to have special qualities. Drawing on ethnographic and scientific studies, popular media, and government reports, Andrea Wiley reveals that the cultural significance of milk goes well beyond its nutritive value. Shifting socioeconomic and political factors influence how people perceive the importance of milk and how much they consume. In India, where milk is out of reach for many, consumption is rising rapidly among the urban middle class. But milk drinking is declining in America, despite the strength of the dairy industry. Milk is bound up in discussions of food scarcity in India and food abundance in the United States. Promotion of milk as a means to enhance child growth boosted consumption in twentieth-century America and is currently doing the same in India, where average height is low. Wiley considers how variation among populations in the ability to digest lactose and ideas about how milk affects digestion influence the type of milk and milk products consumed. In India, most milk comes from buffalo, but cows have sacred status for Hindus. In the United States, cow's milk has long been a privileged food, but is now facing competition from plant-based milk. --Provided by publisher
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1962-
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Wiley, Andrea S.
Dewey number
394.1/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2920.M55
LC item number
. W54 20144
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Milk
  • Milk
  • Milk
  • Milk
  • Dairy products
  • Dairy products
  • Food preferences
  • Food preferences
  • Milk
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Milk
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • India
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Cultures of milk : the biology and meaning of dairy products in the United States and India, Andrea S. Wiley
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : cultures of milk -- A brief social history of milk consumption in the United States -- A history of milk in India -- Diversity in dairy : cows, buffalo, and nonmammalian milks -- Milk as a children's food : growth and the meanings of milk for children -- Conclusion : milk, biology, and culture in India and the United States
Control code
861478439
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780674729056
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861478439
Label
Cultures of milk : the biology and meaning of dairy products in the United States and India, Andrea S. Wiley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : cultures of milk -- A brief social history of milk consumption in the United States -- A history of milk in India -- Diversity in dairy : cows, buffalo, and nonmammalian milks -- Milk as a children's food : growth and the meanings of milk for children -- Conclusion : milk, biology, and culture in India and the United States
Control code
861478439
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780674729056
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861478439

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