sociology on the menu invitation to the study of food and society

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Sociology On The Menu

Author : Alan Beardsworth
ISBN : 9781134823161
Genre : Social Science
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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 vegetarianism. Sociology on the Menu provides a comprehensive overview of the literature, particularly helpful in this interdisciplinary field. It focuses on key texts and studies to help students identify major concerns and themes for further study. It urges us to re-appraise the taken for granted and familiar experiences of selecting, preparing and sharing food and to see our own habits and choices, preferences and aversions in their broader cultural context.

Sociology On The Menu An Invitation To The Study Of Food And Society

Author : Alan Beardsworth
ISBN : OCLC:901500848
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Food In Society

Author : Peter Atkins
ISBN : 9781317835998
Genre : Science
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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 through thematic chapters and a wide range of material including: description of the political economy of the food chain, from production to the point of sale; analysis of global issues of supply and demand; critical debate of environmental and health aspects of food, including GM food, the role of habits, taboos, age and gender in food consumption. Each chapter contains a guide to further reading and to websites of relevance to food. Extensively illustrated, this book is essential reading for students of food studies in the social sciences and humanities.

The Sociology Of Food

Author : Jean-Pierre Poulain
ISBN : 9781472586223
Genre : Social Science
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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 eating practices, the management of consumer anxieties, and concerns over obesity and the medicalization of food – the first part examines how changing food practices have shaped and are shaped by wider social trends. The second part provides an overview of the emergence of food as an academic focus for sociologists and anthropologists. Revealing the obstacles that lay in the way of this new field of study, Poulain shows how the discipline was first established and explains its development over the last forty years. Destined to become a key text for students and scholars, The Sociology of Food makes a major contribution to food studies and sociology. This edition features a brand new chapter focusing on the development of food studies in the English-speaking world and a preface, specifically written for the edition.

An Invitation To Sociology Of Religion

Author : Associate Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman
ISBN : 9781135948177
Genre : Religion
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This book intends to serve as a conversational, colorful, engaging, and provocative introduction to the sociology of religion for undergraduates. Written in lively prose, this volume aims to introduce students to the major themes, problems and goals of the sociological study of religion while also summoning the sense of wonder and curiosity for the enterprise itself.

Food And Foodways Of Medieval Cairenes

Author : Paulina Lewicka
ISBN : 9789004194724
Genre : History
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As a corpus-based study which aims at profiling the food culture of medieval Cairo, the book is an attempt to reconstruct the menu of Cairenes as well as their various daily practices, customs and habits related to food and eating.

Food In Film

Author : Jane Ferry
ISBN : 9781317793908
Genre : History
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Sociology Of Food And Nutrition

Author : Laura Williams
ISBN : 0190304677
Genre : Food
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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite explores the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical facts influencing food production, distribution and consumption. This interdisciplinary text encourages students to question, reflect and apply their understanding of health and nutrition.The fourth edition explores current trends in the sociological study of food including alcohol consumption and production, world hunger and food labelling. Features:New chapters reflecting current trends:Chapter 3: Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement Chapter 6: Food Labelling: An Information Battlefield Chapter 7: 'Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England': A History of Australian Food Chapter 12: A Historical Sociology of Wine Chapter 13: The Social Appetite for AlcoholThe expert author team systematically covers a wide range of topics prevalent in food and nutrition.The most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of food and nutrition on the market.

Culinary Art And Anthropology

Author : Joy Adapon
ISBN : 9781847886064
Genre : Social Science
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Culinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavour using an original interpretation of Alfred Gell's theory of the 'art nexus'. Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodied skill and artistic practice. The integral role and concept of 'flavour' in everyday life is examined among cottage industry barbacoa makers in Milpa Alta, an outer district of Mexico City. Women's work and local festive occasions are examined against a background of material on professional chefs who reproduce 'traditional' Mexican cooking in restaurant settings. Including recipes to allow readers to practise the art of Mexican cooking, Culinary Art and Anthropology offers a sensual, theoretically sophisticated model for understanding food anthropologically. It will appeal to social scientists, food lovers, and those interested in the growing fields of food studies and the anthropology of the senses.

The Political Economy Of Diet Health And Food Policy

Author : Ben Fine
ISBN : 9781134713547
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Political Economy of Diet and Health continues the exploration of food systems theory begun in the author's previous publications. It presents a critical exposition of food systems theory and analyses the existing approaches to food consumption. Subjects include: * resolving the diet paradox * the impact of the EU * the lack of policy in the UK * an exploration of the 'diseases of affluence'.

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