Food and Culture A Reader

ISBN-10: 0415521041
ISBN-13: 9780415521048
Edition: 3rd 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

The classic book that helped to define and legitimize the field of food and culture studies is now available, with major revisions, in a specially affordable e-book version(978-0-203-07975-1). The third editionincludes 40 original essaysand reprints of previously published classics under 5 Sections: FOUNDATIONS, HEGEMONY AND DIFFERENCE, CONSUMPTION AND EMBODIMENT, FOOD AND GLOBALIZATION, and CHALLENGING, CONTESTING, AND TRANSFORMING THE FOOD SYSTEM.17 of the 40 articles included are either, new to this edition, rewritten by their original authors, or edited by Counihan and van Esterik. A bank of test items applicable to each article in the book is available to instructors interested in selecting this edition for course use. Simply send an e.mail to the publisher at textbooksonline@taylorandfrancis.com

Foreword from The Gastronomical Me, M.F.K. Fisher
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
Why Food? Why Culture? Why Now? Introduction to the Third Edition
Foundations
Why Do We Overeat?
Toward a Psychosociology of Contemporary Food Consumption
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
The Culinary Triangle
The Abominations of Leviticus
The Abominable Pig
Industrial Food: Towards the Development of a World Cuisine
Time, Sugar, and Sweetness
Hegemony and Difference: Race, Class, and Gender
More than Just the "Big Piece of Chicken": The Power of Race, Class, and Food in American Consciousness
The Overcooked and Underdone: Masculinities in Japanese Food Programming
Domestic Divo? Televised Treatments of Masculinity, Femininity, and Food
Japanese Mothers and Obentos: The Lunch-Box as Ideological State Apparatus
Mexicanas' Food Voice and Differential Consciousness in the San Luis Valley of Colorado
Feeding Lesbigay Families
Thinking Race Through Corporeal Feminist Theory: Divisions and Intimacies at the Minneapolis Farmers' Market
The Raw and the Rotten: Punk Cuisine
Consumption and Embodiment
Fast, Feast, and Flesh: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women
Not Just "a White Girl's Thing": The Changing Face of Food and Body Image Problems
De-medicalizing Anorexia: Opening a New Dialogue
Feeding Hard Bodies: Food and Masculinities in Men's Fitness Magazines
Cooking Skills, the Senses, and Memory: The Fate of Practical Knowledge
Not "From Scratch": Thai Food Systems and "Public Eating"
Rooting Out the Causes of Disease: Why Diabetes is So Common Among Desert Dwellers
Between Obesity and Hunger: The Capitalist Food Industry
Food and Globalization
"As Mother Made It": The Cosmopolitan Indian Family, "Authentic" Food, and the Construction of Cultural Utopia
"Real Belizean Food": Building Local Identity in the Transnational Caribbean
Let's Cook Thai: Recipes for Colonialism
Slow Food and the Politics of "Virtuous Globalization"
Taco Bell, Maseca, and Slow Food: A Postmodern Apocalypse for Mexico's Peasant Cuisine?
Food Workers as Individual Agents of Culinary Globalization: Pizza and Pizzaioli in Japan
Of Hamburger and Social Space: Consuming McDonald's in Beijing
On the Move for Food: Three Women Behind the Tomato's Journey
Challenging, Contesting, and Transforming the Food System
The Chain Never Stops
Fast Food/Organic Food: Reflexive Tastes and the Making of "Yuppie Chow"
The Politics of Breastfeeding: An Advocacy Update
The Political Economy of Food Aid in an Era of Agricultural Biotechnology
The Political Economy of Obesity: The Fat Pay All
Want Amid Plenty: From Hunger to Inequality
Community Food Security "For Us, By Us": The Nation of Islam and the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church
Learning Democracy Through Food Justice Movements
Contributors
Credit Lines
Index

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