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Author Boswell-Penc, Maia, 1964-

Title Tainted milk : breastmilk, feminisms, and the politics of environmental degradation / Maia Boswell-Penc.

Publication Info. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2006]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-207) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 evolving narrative of infant food contamination : historical vignettes -- Ch. 2 Toxic disclosure : the growing awareness of environmentally contaminated breastmilk in the context of much-needed breastfeeding advocacy -- Ch. 3 Breast fetishization, breast cancer, and breast augmentation : the curious omissions of breastfeeding and breastmilk contamination as significant feminist issues -- Ch. 4 Polluting the "waters" of the most vulnerable : environmental racism, environmental justice, and breastmilk contamination.
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."--Jacket.
Subject Breastfeeding -- Health aspects -- United States -- History.
Breast milk -- Contamination -- United States -- History.
Infants -- Nutrition -- United States -- History.
Food contamination -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental degradation -- Health aspects.
Pollution -- Health aspects.
Milk, Human -- chemistry. (DNLM)D008895Q000737
Breast Feeding -- adverse effects. (DNLM)D001942Q000009
Environmental Pollutants -- adverse effects. (DNLM)D004785Q000009
Food Contamination. (DNLM)D005506
Infant. (DNLM)D007223
United States. (DNLM)D014481
Breast milk -- Contamination. (OCoLC)fst00838394
Breastfeeding -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01429970
Environmental degradation -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst00912882
Food contamination -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00930749
Infants -- Nutrition. (OCoLC)fst00972173
Pollution -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01070115
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Boswell-Penc, Maia, 1964- Tainted milk. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2006 0791467198 0791467201 (DLC) 2005015756 (OCoLC)60550483
ISBN 142378037X (electronic book)
9781423780373 (electronic book)
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