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Reforming food in post-Famine Ireland : medicine, science and improvement, 1845-1922 / Ian Miller.

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Subject: Famine (Ireland : 1845-1852)
Ireland > History > Famine, 1845-1852.
Ireland > History > 19th century.
Ireland > History > 20th century.
Food supply > Ireland > History > 19th century.
Food supply > Ireland > History > 20th century.
Food Supply > history.
Diet > history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Northern Ireland.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781781706909
  • ISBN: 1781706905
  • ISBN: 9781526102621
  • ISBN: 1526102625
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages)
  • Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2014.
  • Distributor: New York : Palgrave Macmillan

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Science, improvement and food, c. 1845-80. The chemistry of famine : nutritional discourse and dietary transformation ; Reforming food production : agricultural science and education -- Food and national decline in post-Famine Ireland, c. 1845-1910. Food and improvement in the mid-nineteenth-century institution ; The decaying post-Famine body : tea, bread and nutritional decline ; Purity, adulteration and national economic decline ; Reforming Irish domestic and agricultural education -- Food, imperialism and resistance, c. 1900-22. Voluntarism, the state and the feeding of the young ; Anticipating a second Famine : consumption, production and resistance during the First World War.
Summary, etc.: This is the first dedicated study of how and why Irish eating habits dramatically transformed between the Famine and independence. It also investigates the simultaneous reshaping of Irish food production after the Famine. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book draws from the diverse methodological disciplines of medical history, history of science, cultural studies, Irish studies, gender studies and food studies.
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