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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 03 April 2013
  • ISBN : 9780745676319
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With a social constructionist framework, the book provides an empirically rich, multi-faceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds through a rich discussion of research insights, and ends with discussion questions and suggested resources. Chapter topics include food’s role in socialization, identity, work, health and social change, as well as food marketing and the changing global food system. In synthesizing insights from diverse fields of social inquiry, the book addresses issues of culture, structure, and social inequality throughout. Written in a lively style, this book will be both accessible and revealing to beginning and intermediate students alike.

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Food and Society

Food and Society
  • Author : Amy E. Guptill,Denise A. Copelton,Betsy Lucal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-03
  • ISBN : 9780745676319
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This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With a social constructionist framework, the book provides an empirically rich, multi-faceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds

Food and Society

Food and Society
  • Author : Mark Gibson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-23
  • ISBN : 9780128118092
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Food and Society provides a broad spectrum of information to help readers understand how the food industry has evolved from the 20th century to present. It includes information anyone would need to prepare for the future of the food industry, including discussions on the drivers that have, and may, affect food supplies. From a historical perspective, readers will learn about past and present challenges in food trends, nutrition, genetically modified organisms, food security, organic foods, and more. The book offers

Food in Society

Food in Society
  • Author : Peter Atkins,Ian Bowler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • ISBN : 9781317835998
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Who can deny the significance of food? It has a central role in our health and pleasure as well as in our economy, politics and culture. Food in Society provides a social science perspective on food systems and demonstrates the rich variety of disciplinary and theoretical contexts of food studies. While hunger and malnutrition remain a reality in many countries, for some food has become an experience rather than a sustenance. This book addresses the different worldwide understandings of food

Food, People and Society

Food, People and Society
  • Author : Lynn J. Frewer,Einar Risvik,Hendrik Schifferstein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • ISBN : 9783662046012
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A unique insight into the decision-making and food consumption of the European consumer. The volume is essential reading for those involved in product development, market research and consumer science in food and agro industries and academic research. It brings together experts from different disciplines in order to address the fundamental issues related to predicting food choice, consumer behavior and societal trust in quality and safety regulatory systems. The importance of the social and psychological context and the cross-cultural differences and

Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition

Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition
  • Author : David Pimentel, Ph.D.,Marcia H. Pimentel, M.S.
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-04
  • ISBN : 1420046683
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Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the world’s natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and

Sociology on the Menu

Sociology on the Menu
  • Author : Alan Beardsworth,Teresa Keil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781134823178
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Sociology on the Menu is an accessible introduction to the sociology of food. Highlighting the social and cultural dimensions of the human food system, from production to consumption, it encourages us to consider new ways of thinking about the apparently mundane, everyday act of eating. The main areas covered include: * The origins of human subsistence and the development of the modern food system * Food, the family and eating out * Diet, health and the body image * The meanings of meat and

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity
  • Author : Peter Garnsey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-04-22
  • ISBN : 0521645883
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A general study of food in antiquity, broadly based and comprehensive.

The Sociology of Food

The Sociology of Food
  • Author : Jean-Pierre Poulain
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781472586223
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A classic text about the social study of food, this is the first English language edition of Jean-Pierre Poulain's seminal work. Tracing the history of food scholarship, The Sociology of Food provides an overview of sociological theory and its relevance to the field of food. Divided into two parts, Poulain begins by exploring the continuities and changes in the modern diet. From the effect of globalization on food production and supply, to evolving cultural responses to food – including cooking and

Food, Politics, and Society

Food, Politics, and Society
  • Author : Alejandro Colas
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780520965522
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Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving,

Food, Energy, and Society

Food, Energy, and Society
  • Author : David Pimentel,Marcia Pimentel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105019237754
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"A new edition of the analysis of energy use in relation to natural resources, technology, economic development, and demographics, assessing problems of sustainability and solutions. The discussions consider topics in solar energy, manipulating ecosystems for agriculture, the historical uses of human and animal energy, fish and agricultural production, ethanol fuels, and environmental impacts. The revision emphasizes food production systems and their use of land, water, energy, and biological resources, and the planning policy dilemmas facing individuals and nations in terms

Food and Society

Food and Society
  • Author : William C. Whit
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780742580244
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The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop a multi-level, multidisciplinary approach to the relationship between food and the larger world. Organized from the experiences of food consumption through its preparation, distribution, storage and production, this book discusses the role of food in past societies, the basics of nutrition, contemporary issues, including

Food Culture, Consumption and Society

Food Culture, Consumption and Society
  • Author : Paolo Corvo
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • ISBN : 1349561002
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This book analyses how consumer food choices have undergone profound changes in the context of the economic crisis, including the rediscovery of local products and the diffusion of multi-ethnic food. Corvo argues that a new ecological relationship between food and the environment is needed to reduce food problems such as food waste and obesity.

Eating the Empire

Eating the Empire
  • Author : Troy Bickham
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-13
  • ISBN : 9781789142457
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When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco; when Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea; or when a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily available? In Eating the Empire, Troy Bickham unfolds the extraordinary role that food played in shaping Britain during the long eighteenth century (circa 1660–1837), when such foreign goods as coffee, tea, and sugar went from rare luxuries to

Food and the Risk Society

Food and the Risk Society
  • Author : Charlotte Fabiansson,Stefan Fabiansson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-26
  • ISBN : 9781317134466
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This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from both micro and macro levels, it covers a range of broad themes and current concerns, including obesity and the 'obesity epidemic', the benefits or otherwise of dietary supplements, caffeine consumption, GM food, alcohol, organic food, the consumption of fruit

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance
  • Author : Peter Andrée,Jill K. Clark,Charles Z. Levkoe,Kristen Lowitt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-02-18
  • ISBN : 9780429994364
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This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements. As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social justice and ecological sustainability. Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand, this edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. The authors