Food and Society
  • Author : Amy E. Guptill
  • Release Date : 03 April 2013
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 13 : 9780745676319

Food and Society Book Summary

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.

Food and Society

Food and Society

Author : Amy E. Guptill,Denise A. Copelton,Betsy Lucal
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Social Science
Total View : 6906 Views
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Get Book

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 ...

Food and Society

Food and Society

Author : Mark Gibson
Publisher : Academic Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
Total View : 7204 Views
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Get Book

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 in Society

Food in Society

Author : Peter Atkins,Ian Bowler
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Science
Total View : 2423 Views
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Get Book

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. ...

Food  People and Society

Food People and Society

Author : Lynn J. Frewer,Einar Risvik,Hendrik Schifferstein
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Technology & Engineering
Total View : 3258 Views
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Get Book

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 ...

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

Author : Peter Garnsey
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : History
Total View : 9685 Views
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Get Book

A general study of food in antiquity, broadly based and comprehensive....

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
Genre : Nature
Total View : 5863 Views
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Get Book

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 ...

The Sociology of Food

The Sociology of Food

Author : Jean-Pierre Poulain
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Social Science
Total View : 2412 Views
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Get Book

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 ...

Sociology on the Menu

Sociology on the Menu

Author : Alan Beardsworth,Teresa Keil
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Medical
Total View : 3331 Views
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Get Book

Sociology on the Menu is an accessible introduction to the sociology of food. Highlighting the social and cultural dimensions of the human food system it encourages us to consider new ways of thinking of the everyday act of eating....