Food for Thought: Essays on Eating and Culture (Paperback)Lawrence C. Rubin (author)
Paperback 315 Pages / Published: 30/06/2008
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Historically, few topics have attracted as much scholarly, professional, or popular attention as food and eating - as one might expect, considering the fundamental role of food in basic human survival. Almost daily, a new food documentary, cooking show, diet program, food guru, or eating movement arises to challenge yesterday's dietary truths and the ways we think about dining.This work brings together voices from a wide range of disciplines, providing a fascinating feast of scholarly perspectives on food and eating practices, contemporary and historic, local and global. Nineteen essays cover a vast array of food-related topics, including the ever-increasing problems of agricultural globalization, the contemporary mass-marketing of a formerly grassroots movement for organic food production, the Food Network's successful mediation of social class, and current trends in ""culinary tourism"" and fast food advertising.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 315
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 162 x 18 mm
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