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Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System by Richard Wilk

Wilk and his colleagues draw upon their own international field experience to examine how food systems are changing around the globe. The authors offer a cultural perspective that is mising in other economic and developmental studies, and provide rich ethnographic data on markets, industrial production, and food economies. This new book will appeal to professionals in economic and environmental anthropology: economic development, agricultural economics, consumer behavior, nutritional sciences, environmental sustainability, and globalization studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759109148
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Series: Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Richard Wilk is chair of the anthropology department at Indiana University and past president of the Society for Economic Anthropology. He hwas conducted most of his fieldwork in Belize and the United States. His publications included:The Environment in Anthropology (with Nora Haenn, 2001 New York University Press);Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology (1996 Westview Press). With Josiah Heyman, he is co-editor of the AltaMira Series in Globalization and the Environment.

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