Reforming Food in Post-Famine Ireland: Medicine, science and improvement, 18451922

Oxford University Press
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Reforming food in post-famine Ireland: Medicine, science and improvement, 1845-1922 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. Making use of an impressive range of sources, it maps the pivotal role of food in the shaping of Irish society onto a political and social backdrop of famine, Land Wars, political turbulence, the First World War and the struggle for independence. It will be of interest to historians of medicine and science as well as historians of modern Irish social, economic, political and cultural history.
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Ian Miller is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Medical Humanities at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Ulster
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Oxford University Press
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Published on
Nov 1, 2015
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Pages
252
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ISBN
9781526102638
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Political Process / Political Parties
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