Food  People and Society Book

Food People and Society

  • Author : Lynn J. Frewer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662046012

Food People and Society Excerpt :

A unique insight into the decision-making and food consumption of the European consumer. The volume is essential reading for those involved in product development, market research and consumer science in food and agro industries and academic research. It brings together experts from different disciplines in order to address the fundamental issues related to predicting food choice, consumer behavior and societal trust in quality and safety regulatory systems. The importance of the social and psychological context and the cross-cultural differences and how they influence food choice are also covered in great detail.

Food and Society Book

Food and Society

  • Author : Amy E. Guptill
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745663906

Food and Society Excerpt :

This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With a social constructionist framework, the book provides an empirically rich, multi-faceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds through a rich discussion of research insights, and ends with discussion questions and suggested resources. Chapter topics include food’s role in socialization, identity, work, health and social change, as well as food marketing and the changing global food system. In synthesizing insights from diverse fields of social inquiry, the book addresses issues of culture, structure, and social inequality throughout. Written in a lively style, this book will be both accessible and revealing to beginning and intermediate students alike.

Food and Society Book

Food and Society

  • Author : Mark Gibson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128118092

Food and Society Excerpt :

Food and Society provides a broad spectrum of information to help readers understand how the food industry has evolved from the 20th century to present. It includes information anyone would need to prepare for the future of the food industry, including discussions on the drivers that have, and may, affect food supplies. From a historical perspective, readers will learn about past and present challenges in food trends, nutrition, genetically modified organisms, food security, organic foods, and more. The book offers different perspectives on solutions that have worked in the past, while also helping to anticipate future outcomes in the food supply. Professionals in the food industry, including food scientists, food engineers, nutritionists and agriculturalists will find the information comprehensive and interesting. In addition, the book could even be used as the basis for the development of course materials for educators who need to prepare students entering the food industry. Includes hot topics in food science, such as GMOs, modern agricultural practices and food waste Reviews the role of food in society, from consumption, to politics, economics and social trends Encompasses food safety, security and public health Discusses changing global trends in food preferences

The Social Archaeology of Food Book

The Social Archaeology of Food

  • Author : Christine A. Hastorf
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107153363

The Social Archaeology of Food Excerpt :

This book offers a global perspective on the role food has played in shaping human societies, through both individual and collective identities. It integrates ethnographic and archaeological case studies from the European and Near Eastern Neolithic, Han China, ancient Cahokia, Classic Maya, the Inka and many other periods and regions, to ask how the meal in particular has acted as a social agent in the formation of society, economy, culture and identity. Drawing on a range of social theorists, Hastorf provides a theoretical toolkit essential for any archaeologist interested in foodways. Studying the social life of food, this book engages with taste, practice, the meal and the body to discuss power, identity, gender and meaning that creates our world as it created past societies.

The Sociology of Food Book

The Sociology of Food

  • Author : Jean-Pierre Poulain
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472586223

The Sociology of Food Excerpt :

A classic text about the social study of food, this is the first English language edition of Jean-Pierre Poulain's seminal work. Tracing the history of food scholarship, The Sociology of Food provides an overview of sociological theory and its relevance to the field of food. Divided into two parts, Poulain begins by exploring the continuities and changes in the modern diet. From the effect of globalization on food production and supply, to evolving cultural responses to food – including cooking and eating practices, the management of consumer anxieties, and concerns over obesity and the medicalization of food – the first part examines how changing food practices have shaped and are shaped by wider social trends. The second part provides an overview of the emergence of food as an academic focus for sociologists and anthropologists. Revealing the obstacles that lay in the way of this new field of study, Poulain shows how the discipline was first established and explains its development over the last forty years. Destined to become a key text for students and scholars, The Sociology of Food makes a major contribution to food studies and sociology. This edition features a brand new chapter focusing on the development of food studies in the English-speaking world and a preface, specifically written for the edition.

Food and Society Book

Food and Society

  • Author : William C. Whit
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780742580244

Food and Society Excerpt :

The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop a multi-level, multidisciplinary approach to the relationship between food and the larger world. Organized from the experiences of food consumption through its preparation, distribution, storage and production, this book discusses the role of food in past societies, the basics of nutrition, contemporary issues, including body size, food and culture, food production, world hunger and food innovation.

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance Book

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance

  • Author : Peter Andrée
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429994371

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance Excerpt :

This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements. As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social justice and ecological sustainability. Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand, this edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. The authors address topics including: the variety of forms that governance engagement takes from multi-stakeholderism to co-governance to polycentrism/self-governance; the values and power dynamics that underpin these different types of governance processes; effective approaches for achieving desired values and goals; and, the broader relationships and networks that may be activated to support change. By examining and comparing a variety of governance innovations, at a range of scales, the book offers insights for those considering contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation. It is suitable for food studies students and researchers within geography, environmental studies, anthropology, policy studies, planning, health sciences and sociology, and will also be of interest to policy makers and civil society organisations with a focus on food systems.

Food Culture  Consumption and Society Book

Food Culture Consumption and Society

  • Author : Paolo Corvo
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 1349561002

Food Culture Consumption and Society Excerpt :

This book analyses how consumer food choices have undergone profound changes in the context of the economic crisis, including the rediscovery of local products and the diffusion of multi-ethnic food. Corvo argues that a new ecological relationship between food and the environment is needed to reduce food problems such as food waste and obesity.

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity Book

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

  • Author : Peter Garnsey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-04-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 0521645883

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity Excerpt :

A general study of food in antiquity, broadly based and comprehensive.

Food  Politics  and Society Book

Food Politics and Society

  • Author : Alejandro Colas
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520965522

Food Politics and Society Excerpt :

Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink in modern societies. Divided into twelve chapters and drawing on a wide range of historical and empirical illustrations, this book provides a concise, informed, and accessible survey of the interaction between social theory and food and drink. It is perfect for courses in a wide range of disciplines.

Food in Society Book

Food in Society

  • Author : Peter Atkins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317835998

Food in Society Excerpt :

Who can deny the significance of food? It has a central role in our health and pleasure as well as in our economy, politics and culture. Food in Society provides a social science perspective on food systems and demonstrates the rich variety of disciplinary and theoretical contexts of food studies. While hunger and malnutrition remain a reality in many countries, for some food has become an experience rather than a sustenance. This book addresses the different worldwide understandings of food through thematic chapters and a wide range of material including: description of the political economy of the food chain, from production to the point of sale; analysis of global issues of supply and demand; critical debate of environmental and health aspects of food, including GM food, the role of habits, taboos, age and gender in food consumption. Each chapter contains a guide to further reading and to websites of relevance to food. Extensively illustrated, this book is essential reading for students of food studies in the social sciences and humanities.

Shared Wealth and Symbol Book

Shared Wealth and Symbol

  • Author : Lenore Manderson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1986-12-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521323543

Shared Wealth and Symbol Excerpt :

This 1987 volume brought together for the first time a range of essays on the anthropology of food in Oceania and Southeast Asia. The essays reflect research in the field, primarily that undertaken by Australian scholars. The volume focuses on four main concerns: factors that influence the production of food and dietary behaviour; the way in which people think and speak about diet and nutrition, including concepts of hunger and the classification of foods; infant feeding practice, including the promotion of bottle feeding; and the roles of government agencies and multinational corporations. The regional focus of the volume also allows for discussion of common trends, especially those that have arisen as a result of societies in the region having been incorporated into the world economy. Applicable elsewhere in the world, the volume offers a basis for a comparative analysis of food in culture and society.

Collecting Food  Cultivating People Book

Collecting Food Cultivating People

  • Author : Kathryn Michelle De Luna
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Agriculture
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300218534

Collecting Food Cultivating People Excerpt :

A rich analysis of the complex dynamic between food collection and food production in the farming societies of precolonial south central Africa Engaging new linguistic evidence and reinterpreting published archaeological evidence, this sweeping study explores the place of bushcraft and agriculture in the precolonial history of south central Africa across nearly three millennia. Contrary to popular conceptions that place farming at the heart of political and social change, political innovation in precolonial African farming societies was actually contingent on developments in hunting, fishing, and foraging, as de Luna reveals.

Food and the Risk Society Book

Food and the Risk Society

  • Author : Charlotte Fabiansson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317134466

Food and the Risk Society Excerpt :

This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from both micro and macro levels, it covers a range of broad themes and current concerns, including obesity and the 'obesity epidemic', the benefits or otherwise of dietary supplements, caffeine consumption, GM food, alcohol, organic food, the consumption of fruit and vegetables, and pathogens and contaminants. Thematically arranged according to the application of broad theoretical approaches in sociological theory – the socio-cultural perspective, the risk society perspective and the governmentality perspective – each chapter focuses on a particular area of interest or concern in relation to food, covering the existing literature in detail and offering illustrative empirical examples, whilst identifying gaps in knowledge and areas for further research. An accessible and rigorous examination of food and health, and the discrepancy between scientific opinion and consumer perception of safe food – the real risks versus the perceived risks – this book will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, geography, food, nutrition and environmental ecosystems, as well as health professionals.

Remaking English Society Book

Remaking English Society

  • Author : Steve Hindle
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783270170

Remaking English Society Excerpt :

Written by leading authorities, the volume can be considered a standard work on seventeenth-century English social history.