Sociology of Food and Nutrition The Social Appetite

ISBN-10: 0195551508

ISBN-13: 9780195551501

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

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The authors introduce readers to the field of food sociology. The text is designed to be used as both a general reader, bringing together many of the key authors in the field and focusing on topics that dominate the literature, as well as a teaching text on the social aspects of food and nutrition.
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Book details

List price: $77.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
Publication date: 8/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

John Germov is a professor of sociology and is the coauthor of Get Great Information Fast.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Acronyms and Abbreviations
An Appetiser
Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and Nutrition
The Food System: Globalisation and Agribusiness
World Hunger: Its Roots and Remedies
Unsustainable Food Production: Its Social Origins and Alternatives
Agribusiness, Genetic Engineering and the Corporatisation of Food
Operating Upstream and Downstream: How Supermarkets Exercise Power in the Food System
Food and Nutrition Discourses, Politics and Policies
The Politics of Government Dietary Advice
Functional Foods and Public Health Nutrition Policy
The Public Health Nutrition Workforce: A Sociological Review
Risk, Maternal Ideologies and Infant Feeding
The Government of the Table: Nutrition Expertise and the Social Organisation of Family Food Habits
Food Consumption, Social Differentiation and Identity
Culinary Cultures of Europe: Food, History, Health and Identity
Food, Class and Identity
Humans, Food and Other Animals: The Vegetarian Option
Food and Ageing
Food and the Body: Civilising Processes and Social Embodiment
Constructing the Female Body: Dieting, the Thin Ideal and Body Acceptance
The Social Construction of Eating Disorders
Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatisation of Obesity
Glossary
Index
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