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Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

David A. Cleveland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

We are in the middle of a major, long-term food crisis—how do we get out of it? The goal of Balancing on a Planet is to empower readers to analyze the challenges facing the agrifood system so they ... More


Conclusion: Heliotropic Manoeuvres

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter employs the metaphor of the heliotrope to characterize the Chinese exotic's regional turn towards a self-conscious Asian region. It also attempts to situate the Chinese exotic ... More


Scribes of Gastronomy: Representations of Food and Drink in Imperial Chinese Literature

Isaac Yue and Siufu Tang (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139972
eISBN:
9789888180967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139972.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The culture of food and drink occupies a central role in the development of Chinese civilization, and the language of gastronomy has been a vital theme in a range of literary productions. From ... More


Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Salima Ikram (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. Mummified animals are of four different ... More


From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book reveals the distinctive flavor of Jewish foods in the Midwest and tracks regional culinary changes through time. Exploring Jewish culinary innovation in America's heartland from the 1800s ... More


Cuban Agriculture: Historical Background and Key Concepts

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

After a brief discussion of the pre-Revolutionary historical context, and introducing the concepts of food security and food sovereignty, this chapter turns to the 30 years following the 1959 ... More


Evaluating the Success of Cuban Urban Agriculture

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

One obviously important outcome of urban agriculture is the production and distribution of foodstuffs to the population. By far the most successful subprogram of urban agriculture is in the ... More


The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Simone Cinotto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s, this book recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the ... More


Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

Camille Bégin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040252
eISBN:
9780252098512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040252.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

During the Depression, the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) dispatched scribes to sample the fare at group eating events like church dinners, political barbecues, and clambakes. Its America Eats ... More


Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA

Robert Ji-Song Ku

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839215
eISBN:
9780824869465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839215.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM—all are examples of what this book calls “dubious” foods. Strongly associated with Asian and Asian ... More


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