Sociology on the Menu
Invitation to the Study of Food and Society
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Sociology on the Menu by Alan Beardsworth
Book DescriptionSociology on the Menu is an accessible introduction to the sociology of food. Highlighting the social and cultural dimensions of the human food system, from production to consumption, it encourages us to consider new ways of thinking about the apparently mundane, everyday act of eating. The main areas covered include: * The origins of human subsistence and the development of the modern food system * Food, the family and eating out * Diet, health and the body image * The meanings of meat and vegetarianism. Sociology on the Menu provides a comprehensive overview of the literature, particularly helpful in this interdisciplinary field. It focuses on key texts and studies to help students identify major concerns and themes for further study. It urges us to re-appraise the taken for granted and familiar experiences of selecting, preparing and sharing food and to see our own habits and choices, preferences and aversions in their broader cultural context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415114240
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan Beardsworth
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This introduction to the sociology of food highlights the social and cultural dimensions of the human food system, from production to consumption. It encourages us to consider new ways of thinking about the apparently mundane, everyday act of eating.
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