Consumption in the Age of Affluence: The World of Food

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This text proposes a new interdisciplinary approach to food consumption. Examining the importance of socioeconomic and cultural factors over diet in influencing the production, marketing and consumption of foods, it places food systems theory on sound analytical foundations. This text draws critically from food systems literature, includes relevant case studies from food industries and employs novel statistical techniques to identify and explain distinct patterns of food consumption.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415131551
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Pages: 320
  • Lexile: 1620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of abbreviations
Pt. I From food studies to food systems
1 Introduction and Overview 3
2 Food Studies: An Initial Assessment 13
Pt. II Specifying food systems
3 Food System Theory 31
4 Differentiating Food Systems 60
Pt. III Theoretical and empirical applications
5 The UK Sugar System 77
6 Sugar Or Sweet 131
7 The Poverty of Food Econometrics 146
Pt. IV What we eat and why
8 Food Norms: Methods and Data 169
9 Children, Low Income and the Sausage Syndrome 184
10 The Meat System 201
11 Food and Class 218
12 The Dairy System 237
Pt. V Whither food studies?
13 Summing Up and Future Directions 267
References 278
Index 292
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