Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System / Edition 1 by Richard Wilk | 9780759109155 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System / Edition 1

Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System / Edition 1

by Richard Wilk
     
 

ISBN-10: 075910915X

ISBN-13: 9780759109155

Pub. Date: 08/24/2006

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Wilk and his colleagues draw upon their own international field experience to examine how food systems are changing around the globe. The authors offer a cultural perspective that is mising in other economic and developmental studies, and provide rich ethnographic data on markets, industrial production, and food economies. This new book will appeal to professionals in

Overview

Wilk and his colleagues draw upon their own international field experience to examine how food systems are changing around the globe. The authors offer a cultural perspective that is mising in other economic and developmental studies, and provide rich ethnographic data on markets, industrial production, and food economies. This new book will appeal to professionals in economic and environmental anthropology: economic development, agricultural economics, consumer behavior, nutritional sciences, environmental sustainability, and globalization studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759109155
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/24/2006
Series:
Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
837,060
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Food at Moderate Speeds Chapter 3 Chapter 2: From Wild Weeds to Artisanal Cheese Part 4 Part II: Whole Food Economies: Breaking Down Dichotomies Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Building Lives with Food: Production, Circulation, and Consumption of Food in Yap Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Food for the Malian Middle Class: An Invisible Cuisine Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Taco Bell, Maseca, and Slow Food: A Postmodern Apocalypse for Mexico's Peasant Cuisine? Chapter 8 Chapter 6: From Hunger Foods to Heritage Foods: Challenges to Food Localization in Lao PDR Chapter 9 Chapter 7: Tasting the Worlds of Yesterday and Today: Culinary Tourism and Nostalgia Foods in Post-Soviet Russia Part 10 Part III: The Contradictions of Industrial Food Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Kaiten-zushi and Konbini: Japanese Food Culture in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Rice Ball Rivalries: Japanese Convenience Stores and the Appetite of Late Capitalism Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Global Tastes, Local Contexts: An Ethnographic Account of Fast Food Expansion in San Fernando City, the Philippines Part 14 Part IV: Transforming Markets and Reconnecting with Consumers Chapter 15 Chapter 11: From the Bottom-Up: The Global Expansion of Chinese Begetable Trade for New York City Markets Chapter 16 Chapter 12: The Role of Ideology in New Mexico's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Organizations: Conflicting Visions between Growers and Members Chapter 17 Chapter 13: Artisanal Cheese and Economies of Sentiment in New England Chapter 18 Chapter 14: Fast and Slow Food in the Fast Lane: Automobility and the Australian Diet Chapter 19 Chapter 15: 'Just Java': Roasting Fair Trade Coffee

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >