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Title Nutritional anthropology : biocultural perspectives on food and nutrition / [edited by] Alan H. Goodman, Darna L. Dufour, Gretel H. Pelto
Published Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., [2000]


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Description viii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- Gretel H. Pelto, Alan Goodman, and Darna Dufour, The Biocultural Perspective in Nutritional Anthropology -- Part I. A Taste of Nutritional Anthropology -- Richard B. Lee, Eating Christmas in the Kalahari -- John Grossman, How Many Calories Are There in a 230- Calorie Dinner? -- Lavinia Edmonds, The Magic Bullet? -- Part II. The Quest for Food: Evolutionary and Comparative Perspectives -- The Biological Baseline -- Pat Shipman, Scavenger Hunt -- Richard B. Lee, What Hunters Do for a Living, or, How to Make Out on Scarce Resources -- Katherine Milton, Diet and Primate Evolution -- Agriculture: The Great Revolution -- Alan Goodman and George J. Armelagos, Disease and Death at Dr. Dickson's Mounds -- S. Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner, Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of Its Nature and Current Implications -- Robert M. Sapolsky, Junk Food Monkeys -- Variations in Contemporary Food Systems: Pluses and Minuses -- Darna L. Dufour, Use of Tropical Rainforests by Native Amazonians -- Kathleen A. Galvin, D. Layne Coppock, and Paul W. Leslie, Diet, Nutrition, and the Pastoral Strategy -- Gretel H. Pelto, Social Class and Diet in Contemporary Mexico -- Part III. Why Do We Eat What We Eat? -- Explaining Foodways: Materialist Approaches -- Marvin Harris, India's Sacred Cow -- Michael Harner, The Enigma of Aztec Sacrifice -- Timothy Johns, Well-Grounded Diet -- Explaining Foodways: Ideology, Symbolism, and Social Power -- C. Paige Gutierrez, The Social and Symbolic Uses of Ethnic/ Regional Foodways: Cajuns and Crawfish in South Louisiana -- Mary J. Weismantel, The Children Cry for Bread: Hegemony and the Transformation of Consumption -- Anne Allison, Japanese Mothers and Obentos: The Lunch- Box as Ideological State Apparatus -- Conrad P. Kottak, Rituals at McDonald's -- Adapting Foods to People and People to Foods -- Darna L. Dufour, A Closer Look at the Nutritional Implications of Bitter Cassava Use -- Solomon H. Katz, M. L. Hediger, and L. A. Valleroy, Traditional Maize Processing Techniques in the New World -- Norman Kretchmer, Genetic Variability and Lactose Tolerance -- Barry Bogin, The Tall and the Short of It -- Food as Medicine -- E. N. Anderson, Chinese Nutritional Therapy -- Jill Dubisch, You Are What You Eat: Religious Aspects of the Health Foods Movement -- Part IV. Too Little and Too Much: Nutrition Problems in the Contemporary World -- Undernutrition: Counting, Classifying, and Consequences -- David L. Pelletier, The Potentiating Effects of Malnutrition on Child Mortality: Epidemiologic Evidence and Policy Implications -- Adolfo Chv̀ez, Celia Marti;nez, and Beatriz Soberanes, The Effect of Malnutrition on Human Development: A 24-Year Study of Well-Nourished and Malnourished Children Living in a Poor Mexican Village -- Nevin S. Scrimshaw, Iron Deficiency -- Reynaldo Martorell, Body Size, Adaptation, and Function -- Dietary ?Delocalization? and Development -- Gretel H. Pelto and Pertti J. Pelto, Diet and Delocalization: Dietary Changes Since 1750 -- Sidney W. Mintz, Time, Sugar, and Sweetness -- Bernard Nietschmann, When the Turtle Collapses, the World Ends -- Debbie Mack, Food for All -- Biocultural Perspectives on Breastfeeding -- Gretel Pelto, Perpectives on Infant Feeding: Decision-Making and Ecology -- Katherine A. Dettwyler, More Than Nutrition: Breastfeeding in Urban Mali -- Nancy E. Levine, Women's Work and Infant Feeding: A Case from Rural Nepal -- Undernutrition, Overnutrition, and Hunger in Lands of Plenty -- Janet M. Finchen, Hunger, Malnutrition, and Poverty in the Contemporary United States: Some Observations on Their Social and Cultural Context -- Peter J. Brown and Melvin Konner, An Anthropological Perspective on Obesity -- Malcolm Gladwell, The Pima Paradox -- Appendix A: Current U.S. RDAs -- Appendix B: Some Principles: Nutrition ABCs, Measurement, and Classification -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nutritional anthropology.
Author Pelto, Gretel H.
Goodman, Alan H.
Dufour, Darna L.
LC no. 99016016
ISBN 1559340746
0767411978 acid-free paper