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The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating: A Reader / Edition 1
     

The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating: A Reader / Edition 1

by James L. Watson, Melissa L. Caldwell, Melissa Caldwell
 

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ISBN-10: 0631230939

ISBN-13: 9780631230939

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating offers an ethnographically informed perspective on the ways in which people use food to make sense of life in an increasingly interconnected world.

  • Uses food as a central idiom for teaching about culture and addresses broad themes such as globalization, capitalism, market economies, and consumption practices

Overview

The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating offers an ethnographically informed perspective on the ways in which people use food to make sense of life in an increasingly interconnected world.

  • Uses food as a central idiom for teaching about culture and addresses broad themes such as globalization, capitalism, market economies, and consumption practices
  • Spanning 5 continents, features studies from 11 countries—Japan, China, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Burkina Faso, Chile, Trinidad, Mexico, and the United States
  • Offers discussion of such hot topics as sushi, fast food, gourmet foods, and food scares and contamination

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230939
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers in Anthropology Series
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
938,411
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: James L. Watson and Melissa L. Caldwell.

Part I: Food and Globalization:.

1. How Sushi Went Global: Theodore C. Bestor.

2. French Beans for the Masses: A Modern Historical Geography of Food in Burkina Faso: Susanne Freidberg.

3. Fresh Demand: The Consumption of Chilean Produce in the United States: Walter L. Goldfrank.

4. Coca-Cola: A Black Sweet Drink from Trinidad: Daniel Miller.

5. China’s Big Mac Attack: James L. Watson.

6. Of Hamburger and Social Space: Consuming McDonald’s in Beijing: Yunxiang Yan.

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Part II: Yuppification, Gentrification, and Domesticating Tastes:.

7. Children’s Food and Islamic Dietary Restrictions in Xi’an: Maris Boyd Gillette.

8. The Rise of Yuppie Coffees and the Reimagination of Class in the United States: William Roseberry.

9. Crafting Grand Cru Chocolates in Contemporary France: Susan J. Terrio.

10. Globalized Childhood? Kentucky Fried Chicken in Beijing: Eriberto P. Lozada Jr..

11. Domesticating the French Fry: McDonald’s and Consumerism in Moscow: Melissa L. Caldwell.

12. “India Shopping”: Indian Grocery Stores and Transnational Configurations of Belonging: Purnima Mankekar.

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Part III: The Political Economy of Food:.

13. Food and the Counterculture: A Story of Bread and Politics: Warren Belasco.

14. Industrial Tortillas and Folkloric Pepsi: The Nutritional Consequences of Hybrid Cuisines in Mexico: Jeffrey M. Pilcher.

15. Food, Hunger, and the State: Susan Brownell.

16. The Bakers of Bernberg and the Logics of Communism and Capitalism: Hans Buechler and Judith-Maria Buechler.

17. The Global Food Fight: Robert Paarlberg.

18. Half-Lives and Healthy Bodies: Discourses on “Contaminated” Food and Healing in Post-Chernobyl Ukraine: Sarah Drue Phillips.

19. Mad Cow Mysteries: Harriet Ritvo

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