Sociologies of Food and Nutrition / Edition 1

Sociologies of Food and Nutrition / Edition 1

by Wm. Alex McIntosh
     
 

Here, Wm. Alex McIntosh analyzes the relationship between food and nutrition and social factors, using a wide array of sociological theories. The author applies theories of social organization, culture, social stratification, social change, rural sociology, the sociology of the body, and social problems to empirical problems in food and nutrition. By doing so, he

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Here, Wm. Alex McIntosh analyzes the relationship between food and nutrition and social factors, using a wide array of sociological theories. The author applies theories of social organization, culture, social stratification, social change, rural sociology, the sociology of the body, and social problems to empirical problems in food and nutrition. By doing so, he sheds light on issues such as the rise of the state; population growth; famine; obesity; eating disorders; the maldistribution of food across class, gender, and ethnic boundaries; and the changing nature of the food industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306453359
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Series:
Environment, Development and Public Policy: Public Policy and Social Services Series
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. An Overview of Sociological Approaches to Food and Nutrition. Culture and Food. The Social Organization of Food Activities and Nutritional Status. Social Stratification: The Distribution of Food and Nutrition. The Body and Sociology. The Sociology of Famine. Food and Social Change. The State and Food and Nutrition. Food and Nutrition as Social Problems. The Sociology of Food and Nutrition: A Sociological Assessment. Index.

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