Book Reviews

SAFN Book Reviews

SAFN provides reviews of anthropologically-informed books on the topics of food and nutrition on a regular basis. If there is a book you would like to have reviewed, please send an email to Miriam Chaiken. If you would like to volunteer to review a book, you can also contact Miriam Chaiken.

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Review of

Apple Pie & Enchiladas: Latino Newcomers in the Rural Midwest.

Ann V. Millard & Jorge Chapa.

University of Texas Press. 2004.

Reviewed by Helen Vallianatos

University of Alberta

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Review of

Growing a Garden City

How Farmers, First Graders, Counselors, Troubled Teens, Foodies, a Homeless Shelter Chef, Single Mothers, and More Are Transforming Themselves and Their Neighborhoods Through the Intersection of Local Agriculture and Community–and How You Can, Too

By Jeremy N. Smith
2010
New York: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Reviewed by Ellen Messer
Visiting Associate Professor
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy Tufts University
Lecturer
Boston University Gastronomy Program

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Review of

Fighting for the Future of Food. Activists Versus Agribusiness in the Struggle Over Biotechnology

By Rachel Schurman and William A. Munro
2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. Number 35 in their Social Movements, Protest, and Contention series.

Reviewed by Ellen Messer
Visiting Associate Professor
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy Tufts University

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Review of

Feeding the city. From street market to liberal reform in Salvador. Brazil. 1780-1860

By Richard Graham
2010
University of Texas Press

Reviewed By
Esther Katz
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Brasilia, Brazil

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Review of

Cheap Meat: Flap Food Nations in the Pacific Island

By Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington
2010
University of California Press

Reviewed By
Amanda S. Green
Oregon State University

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Review of

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

By David A. Kessler MD
2009
Rodale Inc.

Reviewed By
Teresa Britton
Department of Philosophy
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL

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Review of

Biotechnology and Agricultural Development. Transgenic Cotton, Rural Institutions, and Resource-Poor Farmers

By Robert Tripp
2009
NY: Routledge

Reviewed by Ellen Messer
Visiting Associate Professor
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy Tufts University
Lecturer
Boston University Gastronomy Program

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Review of

The McDonaldization of Society 5

By George Ritzer
2008
Los Angeles, CA: Pine Forge Press
(320 pages)

Reviewed by
Melissa L. Caldwell
University of California, Santa Cruz

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Review of

The School Food Revolution: Public Food and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

By Kevin Morgan and Roberta Sonnino
2008
Earthscan Publications, Ltd.

Reviewed by
Sarah E. Cunningham
Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University

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Review of

Glazed America – A History of the Doughnut

By Paul R. Mullins
2008
University of Florida Press

Reviewed by Steven A. Hovan
Department of Geoscience, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Note: The author of this review is not a nutritional anthropologist, but a devoted aficionado of doughnuts, and thus an appropriate candidate for writing this review.

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Review of

The World of Soy

Edited by Christine M. DuBois, Chee-Beng Tan, Sidney Mintz
2008
University of Illinois Press

Reviewed by Andrea Wiley
Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington

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Review of

The Human Cost of Food: Farmworkers’ Lives, Labor, and Advocacy

Edited by Charles D. Thompson, Jr., and Melinda F. Wiggins
2002
Austin: University of Texas Press

Reviewed by Lois Stanford
Anthropology, New Mexico State University

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Review of

Food for Thought: Essays on Eating and Culture

Edited by Lawrence C. Rubin
Foreword by John Shelton Lawrence
2007
North Point Press

Reviewed by Susan D. Blum
Department of Anthropology
The University of Notre Dame

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Review of

The Farmers’ Market Book: Growing Food, Cultivating Community

By Jennifer Meta Robinson and J. A. Hartenfeld
2007
Quarry Books

Reviewed by Rachel Black
University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy

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Review of

Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession

Edited by Don Kulick and Anne Meneley
2005
Penguin Group

Reviewed by Ann Folino White, Ph.D.
Michigan State University

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Review of

The Restaurants Book: Ethnographies of Where We Eat

By David Beriss and David Sutton
2007
eds. Oxford: Berg

Reviewed by Leslie Carlin
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Division of Primary Care and Public Health, University of Brighton

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Review of

Broccoli & Desire: Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala

By Edward F. Fischer and Peter Benson
2006
Stanford University Press

Reviewed by Leslie Carlin
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Division of Primary Care and Public Health, University of Brighton

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Review of

Food is Culture

By Massimo Montanari
2006
Columbia University Press

Reviewed by Lidia Marte
The University of Texas at Austin

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Review of

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health

By Marion Nestle
2003
Berkeley: University of California Press

Reviewed by Joylin Namie
Utah Valley State College
The University of Texas at Austin

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