Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart

Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart

by Warren Belasco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812241282

ISBN-13: 9780812241280

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

In recent years, the integrity of food production and distribution has become an issue of wide social concern. The media report frequently on cases of food contamination as well as on the risks of hormones and cloning. Journalists, documentary filmmakers, and activists have had their say, but until now a survey of the latest research on the history of the modern…  See more details below

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In recent years, the integrity of food production and distribution has become an issue of wide social concern. The media report frequently on cases of food contamination as well as on the risks of hormones and cloning. Journalists, documentary filmmakers, and activists have had their say, but until now a survey of the latest research on the history of the modern food-provisioning system - the network that connects farms and fields to supermarkets and the dining table - has been unavailable. In Food Chains, Warren Belasco and Roger Horowitz present a collection of fascinating case studies that reveal the historical underpinnings and institutional arrangements that compose this system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812241280
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1 Making food chains : the book Roger Horowitz Horowitz, Roger 1

2 How much depends on dinner? Warren Belasco Belasco, Warren 9

3 Analyzing commodity chains : linkages or restraints? Shane Hamilton Hamilton, Shane 16

4 Lard to lean : making the meat-type hog in post-World War II America J. L. Anderson Anderson, J. L. 29

5 The chicken, the factory farm, and the supermarket : the emergence of the modern poultry industry in Britain Andrew C. Godley Godley, Andrew C. Bridget Williams Williams, Bridget 47

6 Trading quality, producing value : crabmeat, HACCP, and global seafood trade Kelly Feltault Feltault, Kelly 62

7 Anchovy sauce and pickled tripe : exporting civilized food in the colonial Atlantic world Richard R. Wilk Wilk, Richard R. 87

8 What's left at the bottom of the glass : the quest for purity and the development of the American natural ice industry Jonathan Rees Rees, Jonathan 108

9 Provisioning man's best friend : the early years of the American pet food industry, 1870-1942 Katherine C. Grier Grier, Katherine C. 126

10 Empire of ice cream : how life became sweeter in the postwar Soviet Union Jenny Leigh Smith Smith, Jenny Leigh 142

11 Eating Mexican in a global age : the politics and production of ethnic food Jeffrey M. Pilcher Pilcher, Jeffrey M. 158

12 The aristocracy of the market basket : self-service food shopping in the new South Lisa C. Tolbert Tolbert, Lisa C. 179

13 Making markets Marxist? : the East European grocery store from rationing to rationality to rationalizations Patrick Hyder Patterson Patterson, Patrick Hyder 196

14 Tools and spaces : food and cooking in working-class neighborhoods,1880-1930 Katherine Leonard Turner Turner, Katherine Leonard 217

15 Wheeling one's groceries around the store : the invention of the shopping cart, 1936-1953 Catherine Grandclement Grandclement, Catherine 233

Notes 253

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