Trust in Food: A Comparative and Institutional Analysis

Trust in Food: A Comparative and Institutional Analysis

by U. Kjaernes, M. Harvey, A. Warde
     
 

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The BSE epidemic, GM foods, avian flu, the growth of supermarkets and the crisis in obesity have shaken consumer trust in food. Uncovering surprising differences between countries, Trust in Food examines this and challenges the idea of the consumer as a sovereign individual, demonstrating how consumption is institutionalized within society.

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The BSE epidemic, GM foods, avian flu, the growth of supermarkets and the crisis in obesity have shaken consumer trust in food. Uncovering surprising differences between countries, Trust in Food examines this and challenges the idea of the consumer as a sovereign individual, demonstrating how consumption is institutionalized within society.

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'...the book offers a very useful framework for exploring issues of trust relating to food, and highlights the need to look beyond issues of safety and risk in evaluating and conteracting public distrust.' - Margaret Dorey, Limina (A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137352392
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/30/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Author Mark Harvey: Mark Harvey is Director of the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation at the University of Essex
Author Alan Warde: Alan Warde is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester.

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