The Eater Reader

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A Longman Topics Reader that considers food in the social context.

Starting from the assumption that eating is about a whole lot more than food, The Eater Reader presents students with an overview of the many issues, questions and controversies to which this activity is connected: from standards of health nutrition to messages about body image, debates over environmentalism or consumerism to issues of gender, racial and class difference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205778058
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Series: Longman Topics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 761,009
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Nutrition

Michael Pollan, “From Food to Nutrients”

Steve Ettlinger, “Where Does Pol-y-sor-bate-sixty Come From, Daddy?”

Laura Fraser, “The French Paradox”

Ruth Reichl, “The Queen of Mold”

Chapter 2: Consumerism

Morgan Spurlock, “You Want Lies With That?”

Sara Dickerman, “Escalated Dining”

Corby Kummer, “Open for Business”

Patty Odell, “The Deadly Little Secret”

Chapter 3: Body Image

Marya Hornbacher, “Childhood”

The Onion, “Oprah Celebrates 20,000th Pound Lost”, “Food and Feelings”

Courtney Martin, “Fat-Phobic Society”

Chapter 4: Ethics

Laurie Snyder, “Whence the Beef?”

Taylor Clark, “Meatless Like Me”

Anup Shah, “The Causes of Hunger are Related to Poverty”

Eric Haas, “The Ethics of Eating”

Chapter 5: Work

Frank Bruni, “My Week as a Waiter”

Francis Lam, “Working in the Shadows”

Sarah Jaffe, “Cooking as Labor”

Thomas Rogers, “Competitive Eating”

Chapter 6: Technology

Hannah Wallace, “Udder Truth”

Jamey Lionette, “Mass Production of Food is Ruining Our Health”

Mary Dixon Lebeau, “At 50, TV Dinner is Still Cookin’”

James McWilliams, “The Green Monster”

Corilyn Shropshire, “Fast Food Assistant ‘Hyperactive Bob’”

Chapter 7: Race/Ethnicity

Michael Bauer, “Between Meals”

Rachel Finn, “Soul Food”

Linda Furiya, “Swallowing Fishbones”

Advertising Age, “Betty Crocker”

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