The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America (Volume 41) (California Studies in Food and Culture) USED BOOK

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Condition: 
Good
Signed Copy?: 
No
Inscribed?: 
No
Ex-Library?: 
No
Primary Author: 
Paxson, Heather
Other Authors: 
Paxson, Heather
Binding Type: 
Paperback
Publisher: 
University of California Press
Publication Date: 
12/10/2012
Book Description: 
Cheese is alive, and alive with meaning. Heather Paxson’s beautifully written anthropological study of American artisanal cheesemaking tells the story of how craftwork has become a new source of cultural and economic value for producers as well as consumers. Dairy farmers and artisans inhabit a world in which their colleagues and collaborators are a wild cast of characters, including plants, animals, microorganisms, family members, employees, and customers. As “unfinished” commodities, living products whose qualities are not fully settled, handmade cheeses embody a mix of new and old ideas about taste and value. By exploring the life of cheese, Paxson helps rethink the politics of food, land, and labor today.
ISBN: 
9780520270183
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