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Sociologies of Food and Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0306453355

ISBN-13: 9780306453359

Edition: 1996

Authors: Wm. Alex McIntosh

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Here, Wm. Alex McIntosh analyzes the relationship between food and nutrition and social factors, using a wide array of sociological theories. The author applies theories of social organization, culture, social stratification, social change, rural sociology, the sociology of the body, and social problems to empirical problems in food and nutrition. By doing so, he sheds light on issues such as the rise of the state; population growth; famine; obesity; eating disorders; the maldistribution of food across class, gender, and ethnic boundaries; and the changing nature of the food industry.
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Book details

List price: $249.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 7/31/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 314
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Introduction
An Overview of Sociological Approaches to Food and Nutrition
Culture and Food
The Social Organization of Food Activities and Nutritional Status
Social Stratification: The Distribution of Food and Nutrition
The Body and Sociology
The Sociology of Famine
Food and Social Change
The State and Food and Nutrition
Food and Nutrition as Social Problems
The Sociology of Food and Nutrition: A Sociological Assessment
References
Index