The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America

Editor/Author Paxson, Heather
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press

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ISBN: 978-0-52-027018-3
Category: Food, Drink, Nutrition
Image Count: 23
Book Status: Available
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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.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. American Artisanal
  • 2. Ecologies of Production
  • 3. Economies of Sentiment
  • 4. Traditions of Invention
  • 5. The Art and Science of Craft
  • 6. Microbiopolitics
  • 7. Place, Taste, and the Promise of Terroir
  • 8. Bellwether
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Bibliography