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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite is a comprehensive introduction to the social context of food and nutrition. Leading international authors analyse the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical factors that influence contemporary food production, distribution and consumption.

Highlights of the third edition

Three new chapters from major international authors, covering world hunger (Frances Moore Lappé), the politics of food (Lisa Falbe and Marion Nestle) and the culinary cultures of Europe (Stephen Mennell)

Innovative learning features: each chapter includes an 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 to help readers to apply their learning

Extensive glossary of key concepts

An expanded Online Resource Centre featuring a range of 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

Acronyms and Abbreviations
1 Introducing the Social Appetite: Towards a Sociology of Food and Nutrition 3
2 World Hunger 29
3 Food, Society, and the Environment 52
4 Agribusiness, Biotechnology, and Food 77
5 Adding Value(s): A Cultural Economy Analysis of Supermarket Power 96
6 Future Food: The Politics of Functional Foods and Health Claims 119
7 Setting the Menu: Dietary Guidelines, Corporate Interests, and Nutrition Policy 148
8 The Public Health Nutrition Workforce: A Sociological Review 170
9 Risk, Maternal Ideologies, and Infant Feeding 200
10 The Government of the Table: Nutrition Expertise and the Social Organisation of Family Food Habits 220
11 Food and Class 241
12 Humans, Food, and Other Animals: The Vegetarian Option 263
13 Culture, Food, and Nutrition in Increasingly Culturally Diverse Societies 288
14 Food and Ageing 314
15 The Thin Ideal: Women, Food, and Dieting 337
16 The Social Construction of Eating Disorders 368
17 Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatisation of Obesity 383
18 Body Acceptance: Exploring Women's Experiences 403
Glossary 427
Appendix: Key Web Sites, Books, and Journals 445
Index 455
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