Social Differentiation, Consumption and Pleasure
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Eating Out by Alan Warde
Book DescriptionEating Out, first published in 2000, is a fascinating study of the consumption of food outside the home, based on extensive original research carried out in England in the 1990s. Reflecting the explosion of interest in food, ranging from food scares to the national obsession with celebrity chefs, the practice of eating out has increased dramatically over recent years. Through surveys and intensive interviews, the authors have collected a wealth of information into people's attitudes towards, and expectations of, eating out as a form of entertainment and an expression of taste and status. Amongst other topics they examine social inequalities in access to eating out, social distinction, interactions between customers and staff, and the economic and social implications of the practice. Eating Out will be a valuable resource to academics, advanced students and practitioners in the sociology of consumption, cultural studies, social anthropology, tourism and hospitality, home economics, marketing, and the general reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521590440
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan Warde
Practice of Eating, Hardback (December 2015)
This book reconstructs and extends sociological approaches to the understanding of food consumption. It identifies new ways to approach the explanation of food choice and it develops new concepts which will help reshape and reorient common understandings.
Ordinary Consumption, Paperback (October 2013)
First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Qualities of Food, Paperback (August 2013)» View all books by Alan Warde
How do people make judgments about what food is worth eating and what tastes good?; how do such judgments come to be shared by groups of people?; what social and organisational processes result in foods being certified as of decent or proper quality? This book offers some answers to these questions from the perspective of the social sciences.
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