Food for Thought: Essays on Eating and Culture

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  • Historically, few topics have attracted as much scholarly, professional, or popular attention as food and eating-as one might expect, considering the fundamental role of food in basic human survival. Almost daily, a new food documentary, cooking show, diet program, food guru, or eating movement arises to challenge yesterday's dietary truths and the ways we think about dining. This work brings together voices from a wide range of disciplines, providing a fascinating feast of scholarly perspectives on food and eating practices, contemporary and historic, local and global. Nineteen essays cover a vast array of food-related topics, including the ever-increasing problems of agricultural globalization, the contemporary mass-marketing of a formerly grassroots movement for organic food production, the Food Network's successful mediation of social class, the widely popular phenomenon of professional competitive eating and current trends in "culinary tourism" and fast food advertising.
  • Author:
    Lawrence C. Rubin
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    394.12
    EAN:
    9780786435500
    ISBN:
    078643550X
    Label:
    McFarland
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $35.00
    Manufacturer:
    McFarland
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    315
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-04-18
    Publisher:
    McFarland
    Studio:
    McFarland
    Title:
    Food for Thought: Essays on Eating and Culture
    Creator:
    Lawrence C. Rubin

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