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Description - A Sociology of Food and Nutrition by John Germov

A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite explores the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical facts influencing food production, distribution and consumption. This interdisciplinary text encourages students to question, reflect and apply their understanding of health and nutrition.The fourth edition explores current trends in the sociological study of food including alcohol consumption and production, world hunger and food labelling. KEY FEATURESNew chapters reflecting current trends:Chapter 3: Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement Chapter 6: Food Labelling: An Information Battlefield Chapter 7: 'Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England': A History of Australian Food Chapter 12: A Historical Sociology of Wine Chapter 13: The Social Appetite for AlcoholThe expert author team systematically covers a wide range of topics prevalent in food and nutrition.The most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of food and nutrition on the market.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780190304676
ISBN-10: 0190304677
Format: Paperback / softback
(247mm x 171mm x 16mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2016
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - John Germov

John Germov, Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle Lauren Williams, Professor and Head of Nutrition and Dietetics, Griffith University

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