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Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Ellen Oxfeld

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the value of food in rural China through an ethnographic study of a Hakka village in Meixian, a county in northeast Guangdong Province. By examining the role of food in the lives ... More


Standards of Living in Eighteenth-Century China: Regional Differences, Temporal Trends, and Incomplete Evidence

Kenneth Pomeranz

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Attempts to reconstruct basic aspects of the standard of living in late eighteenth century China, focusing primarily on the Yangzi Delta (China’s richest region) but also briefly considering other ... More


Introduction

David B. Resnik

in Playing Politics with Science: Balancing Scientific Independence and Government Oversight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195375893
eISBN:
9780199866632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375893.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides an introduction to the primary topics addressed in the book: scientific autonomy/independence and government oversight. It gives an overview of the relationship between science ... More


Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The urban foodscape is changing, rapidly. Fish tacos, vegan cupcakes, gourmet pizzas, and barbeque ribs, and all served from the confines of cramped, idling, and often garishly painted trucks. These ... More


Asia and the Pacific

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174090
eISBN:
9780199835287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174097.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines Asia, where the greatest diversity of state experiences occurred. It considers the experiences of India by focusing on the politics of a multinational firm, Unilever, that ... More


Becoming a Culture of Creation

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195157161
eISBN:
9780199835270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157168.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As creatures we are called to form cultures of creation that reflect God’s original peace and delight in a creation wonderfully made. This chapter reconsiders the meaning of work and leisure, ... More


Unsettling Drug Patent Settlements: A Framework for Presumptive Illegality

Michael A. Carrier

in Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195342581
eISBN:
9780199867035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342581.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explains why agreements by which brand-name pharmaceutical companies pay generic firms to settle patent infringement litigation and agree to delay entering the market should be ... More


Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence

A. Whitney Sanford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813168630
eISBN:
9780813168951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168630.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

How can we live together in ways that are healthy and sustainable for people and the planet? This book tells the story of people attempting to live intentionally and sustainably by practicing ideals ... More


Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm

Connor J Fitzmaurice and Brian J. Gareau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300199451
eISBN:
9780300224856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300199451.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Walking through nearly any grocery store, contemporary American consumers are bound to encounter organic food. At any of the myriad of farmers’ markets that have sprung up in cities and small ... More


Agriculture

Cristina C. David

in The Philippine Economy: Development, Policies, and Challenges

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158984
eISBN:
9780199869107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158989.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Argues that the poor performance of the Philippines in agriculture has been due more to weaknesses in the policy and institutional frameworks governing the sector than to real domestic and external ... More


BSE and the partial reform of food policy-making

Patrick van Zwanenberg and Erik Millstone

in BSE: risk, science and governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525813
eISBN:
9780191723902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525813.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an account of the reform of food safety policy-making institutions and practices, which were introduced in response to the crises that followed 20 March 1996 in the UK, at the ... More


PostMarket Surveillance of Medical Products in the United States

Paul J. Seligman, Thomas P. Gross, M. Miles Braun, and Janet B. Arrowsmith

in Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195372922
eISBN:
9780199866090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the application of specific principles to the practice of postmarket monitoring pharmaceutical products and medical devices. The purpose of postmarket surveillance is the ... More


Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Laura Lindenfeld and Fabio Parasecoli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172516
eISBN:
9780231542975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172516.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Big Night (1996), Ratatouille (2007), and Julie and Julia (2009) are more than films about food—they serve a political purpose. In the kitchen, around the table, and in the dining room, these films ... More


Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

During the past four decades Los Angeles and Hong Kong have come to play a critical role in the flow of goods, people, and capital; in the changes in production and consumption; and in the urban ... More


Scientology

James R. Lewis (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scientology is arguably the most persistently controversial of all contemporary New Religious Movements. The Church of Scientology has been involved in battles over tax issues, a ten-year conflict ... More


Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Tiago Saraiva

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035033
eISBN:
9780262335706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035033.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

“Fascist Pigs” investigates the breeding of new animals and plants embodying fascism. It details the role of technoscientific organisms in the national battles for food independence launched by ... More


The Central Pillar: Peasant Women

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0024
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines what Haiti's peasant women are doing to guarantee their political and economic rights in the post-earthquake period. It discusses the work of three peasant leaders and their ... More


The World Trade System: Trends and Challenges

Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Pravin Krishna, and Arvind Panagariya (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035231
eISBN:
9780262337687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035231.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

When the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) metamorphosed into the WTO in 1994, it seemed that the third pillar of the international economic superstructure was finally put in place. And ... More


Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

John David Penniman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What if the idea that “you are what you eat” weren’t a simple metaphor? What if it revealed a deeper medical, moral, and religious history about the relationship between food and the soul? In the ... More


Three Sixteenth-Century Dietaries

Joan Fitzpatrick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719081132
eISBN:
9781526128324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081132.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Early modern dietaries are prose texts recommending the best way to maintain physical and psychological well-being. This modern spelling edition is the first to make available to a modern audience ... More


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