Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 626 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Making Milk is an ambitious, fascinating, and often disturbing read ... It is also a hopeful read, one that offers readers a glimpse beyond the world we currently live in, beyond the Gilead of our past and of our present, and into a future beyond patriarchy, exploitation, and oppression, a future where new ways of relating with each other--men and women, humans and other animals--are possible, if we only dare to create them. * Hypatia *
Editors Mathilde Cohen and Yoriko Otomo assemble a provocative collection of strong interdisciplinary scholarship to explore milk's material, affective, historical, semantic, symbolic and economic relations. * LSE Review of Books *
This book will introduce you to some of today's most exciting and creative food studies scholars as they take on the topic of milk. Each chapter approaches the topic from a different theoretical lens. The results are a series of deep and multifaceted looks at this endlessly fascinating and complex food. * E. Melanie DuPuis, Pace University, USA, and author of Nature's Perfect Food (2002) *
Milk is a political issue. These eloquent essays reveal the contentious cultural, economic, and symbolic meanings of milk from the middle ages to the posthuman world. They are a riveting account of a fluid that many of us take for granted. I was enchanted, shocked, and intrigued. * Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck, University of London, UK. *
Of the many foods ingested by humans, milk is the most laden with significance, as well as the most biochemically complex. This collection explores these layers of meaning from political, economic, environmental, symbolic and spiritual perspectives - encompassing the milk of humans, other animals, and plants. Each essay is a thoughtful provocation which reframes our understanding of this profoundly relational substance and increases our respect for those who produce it. * Fiona Giles, University of Sydney, Australia, and author of Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts (2003) *
A welcome addition to strong cultural scholarship of milk. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. -- J. M. Deutsch, Drexel University * CHOICE *
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