Consuming Geographies: We Are Where We Eat

Consuming Geographies: We Are Where We Eat

by David Bell, Gill Valentine
     
 

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Food occupies a seemingly mundane position in all our lives, yet the ways we think about shopping, cooking and eating are actually intensely reflexive. The daily pick and mix of our eating habits is one way we experience spatial scale. From the relationship of our food intake to our body-shape, to the impact of our tastes upon global food-production regimes, we all… See more details below

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Food occupies a seemingly mundane position in all our lives, yet the ways we think about shopping, cooking and eating are actually intensely reflexive. The daily pick and mix of our eating habits is one way we experience spatial scale. From the relationship of our food intake to our body-shape, to the impact of our tastes upon global food-production regimes, we all read food consumption as a practice which impacts on our sense of place.
Drawing on anthropological, sociological and cultural readings of food consumption, as well as empirical material on shopping, cooking, food technology and the food media, this book demonstrates the importance of space and place in identity formation. We all think place (and) identity through food - we are where we eat!

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Bell, a lecturer in cultural studies at Staffordshire University, and Valentine, a lecturer in geography at the University of Sheffield combine their expertise in intriguing ways, providing insights into city life, the home, and national and global cultures. At the same time, they develop useful perspectives on important social issues, including health, sexuality, and racism, and on how consumption constructs a political culture. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781135103231
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
3 MB

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