Doing Nutrition Differently: Critical Approaches to Diet and Dietary Intervention

Doing Nutrition Differently: Critical Approaches to Diet and Dietary Intervention

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Offering a collection of critical, interdisciplinary replies and responses to the matter of 'hegemonic nutrition' this book presents contributions from a wide variety of individual perspectives including lay, professional and academics. The critical commentary collectively asks for a different, more attentive, and more holistic practice of nutrition. Importantly demonstrating how this 'new' nutrition is actually already being performed in small ways across the American continent. In doing so, the volume empowers diverse knowledges, histories, and practices of nutrition that have been marginalized, re-casts the objectives of dietary intervention, and most broadly, attempts to revolutionize the way that nutrition is done.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472404350
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Series: Critical Food Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Allison Hayes-Conroy received her PhD in geography from Clark University and her MA in geography from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. She has authored two books on the culture and politics of food and agriculture, as well a number of papers on the visceral politics of food. Her current research centers on food security in Medellin, Colombia. Jessica Hayes-Conroy received her PhD in geography and women’s studies from Penn State University and her MA in geography from the University of Vermont. She recently served a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies and Women’s Studies at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. She is currently an assistant professor of Women’s Studies at Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges. She has authored papers on alternative food, visceral geography, and political ecology. Her current research centers on critical perspectives of nutrition intervention.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Allison and Jessica Hayes-Conroy; Food justice and nutrition: a conversation with Navina Khanna and Hank Herrera, Alison Hope Alkon; Our plates are full: Black women and the weight of being strong, Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant; Other women’s gardens: radical homemaking and public performance of the politics of feeding, Kirsten Valentine Cadieux; Ancient dietary wisdom for tomorrow’s children, Sally Fallon Morell; Nutritional and cultural transitions in Alaska native food systems: legacies of colonialism, contested innovation, and rural-urban linkages, David V Fazzino II and Philip A. Loring; Counseling the whole person, Laura Frank; Doing veganism differently: racialized trauma and the personal journey towards vegan healing, A. Breeze Harper; Traditional knowledge and the other in alternative dietary advice, Edmund M. Harris; Feminist nutrition: difference, decolonization, and dietary change, Allison and Jessica Hayes-Conroy; Nutrition is…, Laura Newcomer; Another way of doing health: lessons from the Zapatista autonomous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, Chris Rodriguez; Food, community and power from a historical perspective: keys to understanding death by ‘lethargy’ in Santa Maria del Antigua del Darien, Gregorio Saldarriaga; The nutricentric consumer, Gyorgy Scrinis; Should we fix food deserts?: the politics and practice of mapping food access, Jerry Shannon; Mobilizing caring citizenship and Jamie Oliver’s food revolution, Heidi Zimmerman; Concluding questions; Index.

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