Fashioning Appetite: Restaurants and the Making of Modern Identity

Fashioning Appetite: Restaurants and the Making of Modern Identity

by Joanne Finkelstein

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231167970
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Series: Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joanne Finkelstein has previously held positions at the University of Sydney and Monash University in Australia and at the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, and has been a board member of the research institute, Food Science Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Fashionable Food
2. Taste and Desire
3. Eating Habits
4. Michelin Stars and Western Obesity
5. The Anomic Consumer
6. The Banality of Food
Bibliography
Index

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Joanne Finkelstein examines the emergence of restaurant patronage as a vital expression of both aspirational and acculturated societal behaviors—by groups and by individuals—with the physical restaurant itself as a public stage for the realization, refinement, and reinvention of self-identity in wealthy Western societies. An engaging read with an original examination of the role and place of the restaurant in affluent Western countries at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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