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Author Czerny, Sarah

Title Absent Interests
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : BRILL, 2022
©2023

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Description 1 online resource (191 pages)
Series Human-Animal Studies
Human-animal studies.
Contents Half Title -- Series Information -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Tables, Figures and Diagrams -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- 1 Species Body and Species Milk -- 2 Observing Milks -- 3 Milk Relations -- 4 (Dis)connection in Milk Relations -- 5 Practical Challenges -- 6 A Caveat -- 7 Road Map -- Chapter 2 Interests: The Quality and Quantity of Milks -- 1 Weights and Measures -- 2 Quantifying Production in the Hospital and at Home -- 3 Inheritance and Lactation Curves -- 4 Interests in the Quality of Milk -- 5 Selective Interests -- Chapter 3 Concepts: Good Milkers: Good Mothers -- Bad Milkers: Bad Mothers -- 1 Delicate Eco(nomic)-Systems: The Economics of Animal Milk Production -- 2 The Kinship of Human Milk Relations -- 3 (De)personalising Milks -- Chapter 4 Documents: Documenting Milks -- 1 Cheese, Cheez and Goats -- 2 Documenting Milks -- 3 Not Just Legal Documents -- 4 Types of Milk Relations -- Chapter 5 Mothers and Infants: Narratives on Motherhood and Milk -- 1 Mother Milkmaid -- 2 Feeding the Family -- 3 Cows as Mothers -- 4 Geographies of Breastfeeding -- Chapter 6 Conclusion: Working Together on Abstraction -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "How does milk become cow milk, donkey milk or human milk? When one closely explores this question, the species differences between milks is not as stable as one might initially assume, even if one takes an embodied perspective. To show this, this book takes readers through an ethnographic comparison of milk consumption and production in Croatia in a range of different social settings: on farms, in mother-infant breastfeeding relations, in food hygiene documentation and in the local landscape. It argues that humans actually invest considerable work into abstracting and negotiating milks into their human and animal forms"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Bibliography -- Index
Notes Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Subject Dairying -- Croatia
Milk -- Croatia
Milk as food -- Croatia
Milk consumption -- Croatia
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004527478
9004527478