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Foodies Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape

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ISBN-10: 1138015121

ISBN-13: 9781138015128

Edition: 2nd 2015 (Revised)

Authors: Jos�e Johnston, Shyon Baumann

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This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent 'hole in the wall' ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinction for economic and cultural elites, indirectly maintaining and reproducing social inequality. While the first storyline insists that anybody can be a foodie, the second  asks foodies to look in the mirror and think about their relative social and economic privilege. By simultaneously considering both of these stories, and…    
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Book details

List price: $77.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/12/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English