The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating
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Cultural Politics of Food and Eating by James L. Watson
Book DescriptionThe Cultural Politics of Food and Eating offers an ethnographically informed perspective on the ways in which people use food to make sense of life in an increasingly interconnected world. * Uses food as a central idiom for teaching about culture and addresses broad themes such as globalization, capitalism, market economies, and consumption practices * Spanning 5 continents, features studies from 11 countries-Japan, China, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Burkina Faso, Chile, Trinidad, Mexico, and the United States * Offers discussion of such hot topics as sushi, fast food, gourmet foods, and food scares and contamination
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631230939
(245mm x 172mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James L. Watson
Class and Social Stratification in Post-revolution China, Paperback (May 2010)
This 1984 book deals with those social transformations which occurred in Chinese society since the revolution in 1949.
Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China, Paperback (November 1990)» View all books by James L. Watson
During the late imperial era (1500-1911), China, though divided by ethnic, linguistic, and regional differences at least as great as those prevailing in Europe, enjoyed a remarkable solidarity. This volume examines the role of death rituals in the unification of Chinese culture.
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Author Biography - James L. Watson
James L. Watson is Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society and Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. His books include Golden Arches East: McDonald's in East Asia(edited 1998), Village Life in Hong Kong (with Rubie Watson, 2004), and Between Two Cultures (edited, Blackwell, 1977). Melissa L. Caldwell is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Not by Bread Alone: Social Support in the New Russia (2004).
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