Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies / Edition 1

Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies / Edition 1

by Warren Belasco
     
 

This original collection abandons culinary nostalgia and the cataloguing of regional cuisines to examine the role of food and food marketing in constructing culture, consumer behavior, and national identity.See more details below

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This original collection abandons culinary nostalgia and the cataloguing of regional cuisines to examine the role of food and food marketing in constructing culture, consumer behavior, and national identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415930772
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
1,393,357
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Food Matters: Perspectives on an Emerging Field2
2Food and Eating: Some Persisting Questions24
3Rituals of Pleasure in the Land of Treasures: Wine Consumption and the Making of French Identity in the Late Nineteenth Century34
4"Eddie Shack Was No Time Horton": Donuts and the Folklore and Mass Culture in Canada48
5Food and Nationalism: The Origins of "Belizean Food"67
6Inventing Baby Food: Gerber and the Discourse of Infancy in the United States92
7How the French Learned to Eat Canned Food, 1809-1930s113
8Searching for Gold in Guacamole: California Growers Market the Avocado, 1910-1994131
9Untangling Alliances: Social Tensions surrounding Independent Grocery Stores and the Rise of Mass Retailing156
10As American as Budweiser and Pickles? Nation-Building in American Food Industries175
11Comida sin par. Consumption of Mexican Food in Los Angeles: "Foodscapes" in a Transnational Consumer Society194
12Industrial Tortillas and Folkloric Pepsi: The Nutritional Consequences of Hybrid Cuisines in Mexico222
13Berlin in the Belle Epoque: A Fast-Food History240
14Food and the Politics of Scarcity in Urban Soviet Russia, 1917-1941258
Notes on the Contributors277
Index280

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