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Building Nature's Market: The Business and Politics of Natural Foods

Laura J. Miller


This book provides a history of the American natural and health foods industry and its leadership in the social movement oriented to spreading a natural foods way of life. The natural foods case is used to consider the broader question of what possibilities open up and what limits emerge when private enterprise is involved in movements advocating for broad-based social and cultural change. Beginning with the first American natural foods advocates in the early nineteenth century, and continuing to the early twenty-first century, this history shows how the leadership of the natural foods industr ... More

Keywords: cultural authority, cultural change, consumption, health food, marginality, natural foods, private enterprise, social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226501239
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226501406.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura J. Miller, author
Brandeis University