Food in Society by Peter Atkins
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Food in Society
By Peter Atkins

Food in Society

Economy, Culture, Geography

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Food in Society by Peter Atkins

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340720042
ISBN-10: 0340720042
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Hodder Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Atkins

Peter Atkins is a professor at the University of Durham, and Ian Bowler is a professor at the University of Leicester.

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