A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite / Edition 3

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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, 3rd Edition introduces readers to the field of food sociology, by comprehensively examining the social context of food and nutrition. Leading Australian and international authors in the field provide a contemporary analysis of the social factors that underlie food choice, exploring the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical factors that influence food production, distribution and consumption.

Highlights of the third edition:

·Revised and updated chapters from experts in the field of food sociology.

·Two new chapters from leading international authors covering the politics of food and the and the culinary cultures of Europe.

·Strong learning features: each chapter includes and overview, key terms, summary of main points, discussion questions and further reading list.

·Sociological reflection exercises: new to this edition, these can be used as self-directed or class-based activities that assist readers to apply their learning.

·Extensive glossary of key concepts.

·An expanded Social Appetite website featuring a range of online instructor resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195551501
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle

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Table of Contents

Part 1: An Appetiser
1. Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and Nutrition John Germov and Lauren Williams
Part 2: The Food System: Globalization and Agribusiness
2. World Hunger: Its Roots and Remedies Frances Moore Lappé
3. Unsustainable Food Production: Its Social Origins and Alternatives Terry Leahy
4. Agribusiness, Genetic Engineering and the Corporatization of Food Geoffrey Lawrence and Janet Grice
5. Operating Upstream and Downstream: How Supermakets Exercise Power in the Food System Jane Dixon
Part 3: Food and Nutrition Discourses, Politics, and Policies
6. The Politics of Government Dietary Advice Jennifer Lisa Falbe and Marion Nestle
7. Functional Foods and Public Health Nutrition Policy Mark Lawrence and John Germov
9. Risk, Maternal Ideologies, and Infant Feeding Elizabeth Murphy
10. The Government of the Table: nutrition Expertise and the Social Organization of Family Food Habits John Coveney
Part 4: Food Consumption, Social Differentiation and Identity
11. Culinary Cultures of Europe: Food, History, Health and Identity Stephen Mennell
12. Class, Food, and Identity John Germov
13. Humans, Food, and Other Animals: The Vegetarian Option Deidre Wicks
14. Food and Ageing Wm. Alex McIntosh and Karen S. Kubena
Part 5: Food and the Body: Civilizing Processes and Social Embodiment
15. Constructing the Female Body: Dieting, the Thin Ideal and Body Acceptance Lauren Williams and John Germov
16. The Social Construction of Eating Disorders Julie Hepworth
17. Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatization of Obesity Jeffery Sobal

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