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The Resource Tainted Milk : Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation

Tainted Milk : Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation

Label
Tainted Milk : Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation
Title
Tainted Milk
Title remainder
Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tainted Milk provides an in-depth analysis of the debate about infant nourishment issues, with a particular focus on environmentally contaminated breastmilk. Maia Boswell-Penc asks why feminists and environmentalists have, for the most part, remained relatively quiet about the fact that environmental toxins have been appearing in breastmilk. She argues that feminists avoid the topic because of their fear of focusing on biological mothering and essentialist thinking, while environmentalists are reluctant to be perceived as fearmongers advocating formula use and contributing to public hysteria. Boswell-Penc also points to the continuing racism, classism, ageism, and corporatization that leaves the less privileged among us more vulnerable." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Boswell-Penc, Maia
Dewey number
363.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ216 -- B67 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
  • 2006 H-633
  • WS 125
NLM item number
B747t 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Breast milk
  • Breastfeeding
  • Environmental degradation
  • Food contamination
  • Infants
  • Pollution
  • Breast Feeding
  • Milk, Human
  • Infant
  • Food Contamination
  • Environmental Pollutants
  • Breast Feeding
  • Milk, Human
  • Infant
  • Food Contamination
  • Environmental Pollutants
  • United States
  • United States
  • Breast milk
  • Breastfeeding
  • Environmental degradation
  • Food contamination
  • Infants
  • Pollution
  • United States
  • SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
Label
Tainted Milk : Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation
Instantiates
Publication
Note
""FEMINIST ATTENTION TO INFANT FEEDING:“THE SCIENTIFIC� VERSUS “THE POLITICAL�?""
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-207) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""TAINTED MILK""; ""CONTENTS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""ADVOCATING FOR BREASTFEEDING: AN UPHILL BATTLE""; ""A NEW CHAPTER WITH FAMILIAR PATTERNS: BIOMONITORING""; ""INFANT FEEDING UNDER WRAPS""; ""BREASTMILKâ€?S SIGNIFICANCE""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY""; ""LAYING OUT THE PLAYERS""; ""1. THE EVOLVING NARRATIVE OF INFANT FOOD CONTAMINATION: HISTORICAL VIGNETTES""; ""Part I: Wet Nursing""; ""CONTAMINATION NARRATIVES: A SERIES OF SUPREMACIST GESTURES""; ""DEFINING TERMS""; ""ADDRESSING THE (COLONIZING) DANGERS OFOVERGENERALIZATIONS""
  • ""WET-NURSING AND SEMEN-CURDLED MILK: ASSESSING THEMYTH OF THE CONSTITUTION TOO DELICATE TO SUCKLE""""CLASSISM, SEXISM, AGEISM, AND LOOKISM:ASSESSING SOME TRENDS""; ""THE “THREAT OF THE DANGEROUS STRANGERâ€?: WET-NURSINGIN SELECT MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN CONTEXTS""; ""HUMAN MILK BANKING""; ""WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE COLONIZATION OF BLACK WOMENâ€?S BODIES""; ""Part 2: Mathematical Formulas""; ""THE ADVENT OF SCIENTIFIC INFANT FOOD AND THE ERA OF “SCIENTIFIC MOTHERHOODâ€?""; ""THE GROWING IMPACT OF ADVERTISING""; ""MEDICINE AND MARKETS""
  • ""COLONIZATION AND THE SEARCH FOR NEW MARKETS:EXPORTING INFANT FOOD AS THE MORE “CIVILIZEDâ€? CHOICE""""BREASTFEEDING AND POPULATION DEBATES""; ""DEBATES AROUND THE POSSIBILITY OF HIV TRANSMISSIONTHROUGH BREASTMILK: A NEW CHAPTER OR AN OLD STORY?""; ""THE TRUE UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE""; ""2. TOXIC DISCLOSURE: THE GROWING AWARENESS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY CONTAMINATED BREASTMILK IN THE CONTEXT OF MUCH-NEEDED BREASTFEEDING ADVOCACY""; ""RACHEL CARSONâ€?S LEGACY""; ""THE IMPACT OF CHANGING RATES OF BREASTFEEDING IN THE UNITED STATES ON INTEREST IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS IN BREASTMILK""
  • ""BURGEONING ENVIRONMENTALIST ATTENTION AND PULLING BACK""""ENVIRONMENTALISTSâ€? RELUCTANCE""; ""CHILDRENâ€?S HEALTH CAMPAIGNS:THE POWER OF THE INTERNET""; ""IMPACTS OF THE BREASTFEEDING ADVOCACY COMMUNITY""; ""DEVELOPMENTS IN RELATED CAMPAIGNS:MOVEMENTS TO CURB FORMULA ADVERTISING AND USE AND TO PROTECT INFANT HEALTH""; ""BREASTFEEDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES:FRIENDS OR FOES?""; ""THE ROLE OF THE PRESS IN DISSEMINATING STORIES OF BREASTMILK TOXICITY""; ""THE PRESS ON TOXIC FISH""; ""DEVELOPMENTS IN RELATED CAMPAIGNS:THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT""
  • ""The sensitive and unusual nature of breastmilkon a policy level and as a fluid vital to life""""3. breast fetishization, breast cancer, and breast augmentation: the curious omissions of breastfeeding and breastmilk contaminationas significant feminist issues""; ""a lack of feminist attention""; ""feminist silence on infant feeding:from preoccupation with the sexual division of labor to fights for reproductive freedoms""; ""structural impediments""; ""results of the lack of feminist attention to infant feeding""
Control code
923409747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791481851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923409747
Label
Tainted Milk : Breastmilk, Feminisms, and the Politics of Environmental Degradation
Publication
Note
""FEMINIST ATTENTION TO INFANT FEEDING:“THE SCIENTIFIC� VERSUS “THE POLITICAL�?""
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-207) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""TAINTED MILK""; ""CONTENTS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""ADVOCATING FOR BREASTFEEDING: AN UPHILL BATTLE""; ""A NEW CHAPTER WITH FAMILIAR PATTERNS: BIOMONITORING""; ""INFANT FEEDING UNDER WRAPS""; ""BREASTMILKâ€?S SIGNIFICANCE""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY""; ""LAYING OUT THE PLAYERS""; ""1. THE EVOLVING NARRATIVE OF INFANT FOOD CONTAMINATION: HISTORICAL VIGNETTES""; ""Part I: Wet Nursing""; ""CONTAMINATION NARRATIVES: A SERIES OF SUPREMACIST GESTURES""; ""DEFINING TERMS""; ""ADDRESSING THE (COLONIZING) DANGERS OFOVERGENERALIZATIONS""
  • ""WET-NURSING AND SEMEN-CURDLED MILK: ASSESSING THEMYTH OF THE CONSTITUTION TOO DELICATE TO SUCKLE""""CLASSISM, SEXISM, AGEISM, AND LOOKISM:ASSESSING SOME TRENDS""; ""THE “THREAT OF THE DANGEROUS STRANGERâ€?: WET-NURSINGIN SELECT MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN CONTEXTS""; ""HUMAN MILK BANKING""; ""WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE COLONIZATION OF BLACK WOMENâ€?S BODIES""; ""Part 2: Mathematical Formulas""; ""THE ADVENT OF SCIENTIFIC INFANT FOOD AND THE ERA OF “SCIENTIFIC MOTHERHOODâ€?""; ""THE GROWING IMPACT OF ADVERTISING""; ""MEDICINE AND MARKETS""
  • ""COLONIZATION AND THE SEARCH FOR NEW MARKETS:EXPORTING INFANT FOOD AS THE MORE “CIVILIZEDâ€? CHOICE""""BREASTFEEDING AND POPULATION DEBATES""; ""DEBATES AROUND THE POSSIBILITY OF HIV TRANSMISSIONTHROUGH BREASTMILK: A NEW CHAPTER OR AN OLD STORY?""; ""THE TRUE UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE""; ""2. TOXIC DISCLOSURE: THE GROWING AWARENESS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY CONTAMINATED BREASTMILK IN THE CONTEXT OF MUCH-NEEDED BREASTFEEDING ADVOCACY""; ""RACHEL CARSONâ€?S LEGACY""; ""THE IMPACT OF CHANGING RATES OF BREASTFEEDING IN THE UNITED STATES ON INTEREST IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS IN BREASTMILK""
  • ""BURGEONING ENVIRONMENTALIST ATTENTION AND PULLING BACK""""ENVIRONMENTALISTSâ€? RELUCTANCE""; ""CHILDRENâ€?S HEALTH CAMPAIGNS:THE POWER OF THE INTERNET""; ""IMPACTS OF THE BREASTFEEDING ADVOCACY COMMUNITY""; ""DEVELOPMENTS IN RELATED CAMPAIGNS:MOVEMENTS TO CURB FORMULA ADVERTISING AND USE AND TO PROTECT INFANT HEALTH""; ""BREASTFEEDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES:FRIENDS OR FOES?""; ""THE ROLE OF THE PRESS IN DISSEMINATING STORIES OF BREASTMILK TOXICITY""; ""THE PRESS ON TOXIC FISH""; ""DEVELOPMENTS IN RELATED CAMPAIGNS:THE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE MOVEMENT""
  • ""The sensitive and unusual nature of breastmilkon a policy level and as a fluid vital to life""""3. breast fetishization, breast cancer, and breast augmentation: the curious omissions of breastfeeding and breastmilk contaminationas significant feminist issues""; ""a lack of feminist attention""; ""feminist silence on infant feeding:from preoccupation with the sexual division of labor to fights for reproductive freedoms""; ""structural impediments""; ""results of the lack of feminist attention to infant feeding""
Control code
923409747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791481851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923409747

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