The Resource Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century, Helen Zoe Veit

Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century, Helen Zoe Veit

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Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century
Title
Modern food, moral food
Title remainder
self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Helen Zoe Veit
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
American eating changed dramatically in the early twentieth century. As food production became more industrialized, nutritionists, home economists, and so-called racial scientists were all pointing Americans toward a newly scientific approach to diet. Food faddists were rewriting the most basic rules surrounding eating, while reformers were working to reshape the diets of immigrants and the poor. And by the time of World War I, the country's first international aid program was bringing moral advice about food conservation into kitchens around the country. In this book the author argues that the twentieth-century food revolution was fueled by a powerful conviction that Americans had a moral obligation to use self-discipline and reason, rather than taste and tradition, in choosing what to eat. She weaves together cultural history and the history of science to bring readers into the strange and complex world of the American Progressive Era. The era's emphasis on science and self-control left a profound mark on American eating, one that remains today in everything from the ubiquity of science-based dietary advice to the tenacious idealization of thinness.--Publisher information
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DNLM/DLC
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Veit, Helen Zoe
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX360.U6
LC item number
V45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 D-594
  • QT 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • DIET (Event)
  • Diet
  • Food habits
  • Food habits
  • Body image
  • Body image
  • Food habits
  • Food habits
  • Social conditions
  • Diet
  • Body Image
  • Food
  • Feeding Behavior
  • History, 20th Century
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Social Conditions
  • Gesellschaft
  • Lebensmittel
  • Kochen
  • Ernährung
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
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Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century, Helen Zoe Veit
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National willpower : American asceticism and self-government -- Eating cats and dogs to feed the world : the progressive quest for rational food -- Food will win the world : food aid and American power -- A school for wives : home economics and the modern housewife -- A corn-fed nation : race, diet, and the eugenics of nutrition -- Americanizing the American diet : immigrant cuisines and not-so-foreign foods -- The triumph of the will : the progressive body and the thin ideal
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 300 pages
Isbn
9781469607702
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)821067772
  • (OCoLC)ocn821067772
Label
Modern food, moral food : self-control, science, and the rise of modern American eating in the early twentieth century, Helen Zoe Veit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
National willpower : American asceticism and self-government -- Eating cats and dogs to feed the world : the progressive quest for rational food -- Food will win the world : food aid and American power -- A school for wives : home economics and the modern housewife -- A corn-fed nation : race, diet, and the eugenics of nutrition -- Americanizing the American diet : immigrant cuisines and not-so-foreign foods -- The triumph of the will : the progressive body and the thin ideal
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 300 pages
Isbn
9781469607702
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)821067772
  • (OCoLC)ocn821067772

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