Food Studies: An Introduction to Research Methods by Jeff Miller, Jonathan Deutsch | | 9781845206802 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Food Studies: An Introduction to Research Methods

Food Studies: An Introduction to Research Methods

by Jeff Miller, Jonathan Deutsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845206800

ISBN-13: 9781845206802

Pub. Date: 01/15/2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This title is a guide to doing research in the burgeoning field of food studies. Designed for the classroom as well as for the independent scholar, the book details the predominant research methods in the field, provides a series of interactive questions and templates to help guide a project, and includes suggestions for food-specific resources such as archives,

Overview

This title is a guide to doing research in the burgeoning field of food studies. Designed for the classroom as well as for the independent scholar, the book details the predominant research methods in the field, provides a series of interactive questions and templates to help guide a project, and includes suggestions for food-specific resources such as archives, libraries and reference works. Interviews with leading scholars in the field and discussions of how the study of food can enhance traditional methods are included.

The book begins with overviews of food studies and research followed by a guide to the literature. Four methodological "baskets" representing the major methodologies of the field are explored together with interviews of leading scholars: food history (Ken Albala); ethnographic methods (Carole Counihan); cultural, material, and media studies (Psyche Williams-Forson); and quantitative methods (Jeffrey Sobal). The book concludes with chapters on research ethics, including working with human subjects, and technology tools for research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845206802
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Part One: Introducing the Discipline *1. What is Food Studies? *2. Introduction to Research Methods Common to Food Studies *Part Two: Doing Food Studies Research *3. The Epistemological Stance *4. Research Design *5. Reviewing the Literature *6. Strategies of Inquiry *7. Quantitative Methods *8. Qualitative Methods *9.Mixed Method Approaches *Part Three: Problems with Food Studies Research *10. Opportunities and Limitations for the Researcher *11. Ethical Considerations in Food Studies Research *Part Four: The Future of Food Studies *12. Conclusion: Future Research Opportunities *Appendix: Resource Guide for Food Studies Research

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >