Food and Society

This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With a social constructionist framework, the book provides an empirically rich, multi-faceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds through a rich discussion of research insights, and ends with discussion questions and suggested resources. Chapter topics include food’s role in socialization, identity, work, health and social change, as well as food marketing and the changing global food system. In synthesizing insights from diverse fields of social inquiry, the book addresses issues of culture, structure, and social inequality throughout. Written in a lively style, this book will be both accessible and revealing to beginning and intermediate students alike.

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  • Author : Amy E. Guptill
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • ISBN : 0745663907
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Food and Society

Food and Society
  • Author : Amy E. Guptill,Denise A. Copelton,Betsy Lucal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 03 April 2013
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This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With a social constructionist framework, the book provides an empirically rich, multi-faceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds

Food and Society

Food and Society
  • Author : Mark Gibson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 February 2020
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Food and Society provides a broad spectrum of information to help readers understand how the food industry has evolved from the 20th century to present. It includes information anyone would need to prepare for the future of the food industry, including discussions on the drivers that have, and may, affect food supplies. From a historical perspective, readers will learn about past and present challenges in food trends, nutrition, genetically modified organisms, food security, organic foods, and more. The book offers

Food in Society

Food in Society
  • Author : Peter Atkins,Ian Bowler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 29 April 2016
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Who can deny the significance of food? It has a central role in our health and pleasure as well as in our economy, politics and culture. Food in Society provides a social science perspective on food systems and demonstrates the rich variety of disciplinary and theoretical contexts of food studies. While hunger and malnutrition remain a reality in many countries, for some food has become an experience rather than a sustenance. This book addresses the different worldwide understandings of food

Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition

Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition
  • Author : David Pimentel, Ph.D.,Marcia H. Pimentel, M.S.
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 04 October 2007
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Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the world’s natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and

Food, Politics, and Society

Food, Politics, and Society
  • Author : Alejandro Colas
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 16 October 2018
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Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving,

Food, Science and Society

Food, Science and Society
  • Author : P.S. Belton,Teresa Belton
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 June 2013
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There is widespread concern amongst consumers about the safety and acceptability of food, and there are clearly communication gaps between consumers, many food professionals and food industry. This book offers accounts of the two-way nature of this difficult communication process and steps that can be made to bridge these communication gaps in a variety of social and cultural environments. Individual chapters of the book analyze the roles of science, culture, and risk perception, and of mass media and attitudes towards

Sociology on the Menu

Sociology on the Menu
  • Author : Alan Beardsworth,Teresa Keil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 September 2002
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Sociology on the Menu is an accessible introduction to the sociology of food. Highlighting the social and cultural dimensions of the human food system, from production to consumption, it encourages us to consider new ways of thinking about the apparently mundane, everyday act of eating. The main areas covered include: * The origins of human subsistence and the development of the modern food system * Food, the family and eating out * Diet, health and the body image * The meanings of meat and

Food, People and Society

Food, People and Society
  • Author : Lynn J. Frewer,Einar Risvik,Hendrik Schifferstein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 09 March 2013
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A unique insight into the decision-making and food consumption of the European consumer. The volume is essential reading for those involved in product development, market research and consumer science in food and agro industries and academic research. It brings together experts from different disciplines in order to address the fundamental issues related to predicting food choice, consumer behavior and societal trust in quality and safety regulatory systems. The importance of the social and psychological context and the cross-cultural differences and

Food, Ethics, and Society

Food, Ethics, and Society
  • Author : Anne Clinard Barnhill
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 16 August 2016
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Food, Ethics, and Society: An Introductory Text with Readings presents seventy-three readings that address real-world ethical issues at the forefront of the food ethics debate. Topics covered include hunger, food justice, consumer ethics, food and identity, food and religion, raising plants and animals, food workers, overconsumption, obesity, and paternalism. The selections are enhanced by chapter and reading introductions, study questions, and suggestions for further reading. Ideal for both introductory and interdisciplinary courses, Food, Ethics, and Society explains basic philosophical concepts

Food and Society

Food and Society
  • Author : William C. Whit
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 25 February 1995
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The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop a multi-level, multidisciplinary approach to the relationship between food and the larger world. Organized from the experiences of food consumption through its preparation, distribution, storage and production, this book discusses the role of food in past societies, the basics of nutrition, contemporary issues, including

The Sociology of Food

The Sociology of Food
  • Author : Jean-Pierre Poulain
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 09 February 2017
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A classic text about the social study of food, this is the first English language edition of Jean-Pierre Poulain's seminal work. Tracing the history of food scholarship, The Sociology of Food provides an overview of sociological theory and its relevance to the field of food. Divided into two parts, Poulain begins by exploring the continuities and changes in the modern diet. From the effect of globalization on food production and supply, to evolving cultural responses to food – including cooking and

A Place-Based Perspective of Food in Society

A Place-Based Perspective of Food in Society
  • Author : Kevin M. Fitzpatrick,Don Willis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 18 August 2015
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This book provides an outstanding collection of interdisciplinary and international essays examining the food-place relationship. It explores such topics as the history of food and agriculture, the globalization and localization of food, and the role of place in defining the broader societal consequences of this ever-changing phenomena.

The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society
  • Author : Ronald J. Herring
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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This volume explores the complex interrelationships between food and agriculture, politics, and society. More specifically, it considers the political aspects of three basic economic questions: what is to be produced? how is it to be produced? how it is to be distributed? It also outlines three unifying themes running through the politics of answering these societal questions with regard to food, namely: ecology, technology and property.

Food Culture, Consumption and Society

Food Culture, Consumption and Society
  • Author : Paolo Corvo
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 14 January 2019
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This book analyses how consumer food choices have undergone profound changes in the context of the economic crisis, including the rediscovery of local products and the diffusion of multi-ethnic food. Corvo argues that a new ecological relationship between food and the environment is needed to reduce food problems such as food waste and obesity.