Food and Cultural Studies (Studies in Consumption and Markets)

Food and Cultural Studies (Studies in Consumption and Markets)

by Bob Ashley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415270383

ISBN-13: 9780415270380

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What and how we eat are two of the most persistent choices we face in everyday life. Whatever we decide on though, and however mundane our decisions may seem, they will be inscribed with information both about ourselves and about our positions in the world around us. Yet, food has only recently become a significant and coherent area of inquiry for cultural studies

Overview

What and how we eat are two of the most persistent choices we face in everyday life. Whatever we decide on though, and however mundane our decisions may seem, they will be inscribed with information both about ourselves and about our positions in the world around us. Yet, food has only recently become a significant and coherent area of inquiry for cultural studies and the social sciences.

Food and Cultural Studies re-examines the interdisciplinary history of food studies from a cultural studies framework, from the semiotics of Barthes and the anthropology of Levi-Strauss to Elias' historical analysis and Bourdieu's work on the relationship between food, consumption and cultural identity. The authors then go on to explore subjects as diverse as food and nation, the gendering of eating in, the phenomenon of TV chefs, the ethics of vegetarianism and food, risk and moral panics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415270380
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Studies in Consumption and Markets Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Food-Cultural Studies: Three paradigms 2. The Raw and the Cooked 3. Food, Bodies and Etiquette 4. Consumption and Taste 5. The National Diet 6. The Global Kitchen 7. Shopping for Food 8. Eating In 9. Eating Out 10. Food Writing 11. Television Chefs 12. Food Ethics and Anxieties

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