Food

ISBN-10: 1845206738
ISBN-13: 9781845206734
Edition: 2008
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Description: This book offers an exciting, coherent and interdisciplinary introduction to the study of food studies for the beginning reader. Food choices, the author argues, are the result of a complex negotiation among three competing considerations: the  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

This book offers an exciting, coherent and interdisciplinary introduction to the study of food studies for the beginning reader. Food choices, the author argues, are the result of a complex negotiation among three competing considerations: the consumers' identity; matters of convenience, including price; and an awareness of the consequences of what is consumed. The book concludes with an examination of two very different future scenarios for feeding the world's population; the technological fix, which looks to science to provide the solution to our future food needs, and the anthropological fix, which hopes to change our expectations and behaviors. As a whole this book provides an essential overview to this increasingly critical field of enquiry.

Overview
Why Study Food?
Chapter Summary
Identity: Are We What We Eat?
Cuisine
Madeleines: Food and Memory
Chapter Summary
The Drama of Food: Divided Identities
Food and Sexuality
Food and Gender
Embattled Food
Chapter Summary
Convenience: The Global Food Chain
Inside Giantic
The Eight Fs
Chapter Summary
Responsibility: Who Pays for Dinner?
Health Costs: Food-borne Illness
Health Costs: Fatness
Confronting the Externalities
Chapter Summary
The Future of Food
Scenarios
The Technological Fix: Business as Usual
The Anthropological Fix: Back to the Future
Chapter Summary
Questions for Essays and Class Discussion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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