Food and Society

Food and Society
Author: Mark Gibson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2020-02-23
ISBN 10: 0128118091
ISBN 13: 9780128118092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Society Book Review:

Food and Society provides a broad spectrum of information to help readers understand how the food industry has evolved from the 20th century to present. It includes information anyone would need to prepare for the future of the food industry, including discussions on the drivers that have, and may, affect food supplies. From a historical perspective, readers will learn about past and present challenges in food trends, nutrition, genetically modified organisms, food security, organic foods, and more. The book offers different perspectives on solutions that have worked in the past, while also helping to anticipate future outcomes in the food supply. Professionals in the food industry, including food scientists, food engineers, nutritionists and agriculturalists will find the information comprehensive and interesting. In addition, the book could even be used as the basis for the development of course materials for educators who need to prepare students entering the food industry. Includes hot topics in food science, such as GMOs, modern agricultural practices and food waste Reviews the role of food in society, from consumption, to politics, economics and social trends Encompasses food safety, security and public health Discusses changing global trends in food preferences

Food and Society

Food and Society
Author: Amy E. Guptill,Denise A. Copelton,Betsy Lucal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-03
ISBN 10: 0745663907
ISBN 13: 9780745663906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Society Book Review:

This timely and engaging text offers students a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers’ curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both mundane and sacred, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With a social constructionist framework, the book provides an empirically rich, multi-faceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds through a rich discussion of research insights, and ends with discussion questions and suggested resources. Chapter topics include food’s role in socialization, identity, work, health and social change, as well as food marketing and the changing global food system. In synthesizing insights from diverse fields of social inquiry, the book addresses issues of culture, structure, and social inequality throughout. Written in a lively style, this book will be both accessible and revealing to beginning and intermediate students alike.

Food in Society

Food in Society
Author: Peter Atkins,Ian Bowler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 1317835999
ISBN 13: 9781317835998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food in Society Book Review:

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.

Food and Society

Food and Society
Author: Amy E. Guptill,Denise A. Copelton,Betsy Lucal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN 10: 1509501878
ISBN 13: 9781509501878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Society Book Review:

This popular and engaging text, now revised in a second edition, offers readers a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers' curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both individual and social, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With updates and enhancements throughout, the new edition provides an empirically deep, multifaceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds through a rich discussion of research insights, and ends with discussion questions and suggested resources. Chapter topics include food's role in socialization, identity, health and social change, as well as food marketing and the changing global food system. The new edition gives more focused attention to labor (both paid and unpaid) in all aspects of the food system. In synthesizing insights from diverse fields of social inquiry, the book addresses issues of culture, structure, and social inequality throughout. Written in a lively style, this book will continue to be both accessible and revealing to beginning and intermediate students alike.

Sociology on the Menu

Sociology on the Menu
Author: Alan Beardsworth,Teresa Keil
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN 10: 1134823177
ISBN 13: 9781134823178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology on the Menu Book Review:

Sociology 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.

Food Energy and Society Third Edition

Food  Energy  and Society  Third Edition
Author: David Pimentel, Ph.D.,Marcia H. Pimentel, M.S.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2007-10-04
ISBN 10: 9781420046687
ISBN 13: 1420046683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Energy and Society Third Edition Book Review:

Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the world’s natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and biological resources. Written by internationally renowned experts, the book includes new material on livestock production and energy use, the impacts of pesticides on the environment, and the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems. It also compares the energy inputs of crop production in developing and developed countries, covers the agricultural and environmental issues related to water resources, and details the threat of soil erosion to food and the environment. In addition, the book explores the very timely topics of solar energy, biomass systems, and ethanol production. Offering a startling glimpse at what our planet may become, this edition shows how to achieve the necessary balance between basic human needs and environmental resources and provides potential solutions to the host of problems we face today.

The Sociology of Food

The Sociology of Food
Author: Jean-Pierre Poulain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN 10: 1472586220
ISBN 13: 9781472586223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Food Book Review:

A classic text about the social study of food, this is the first English language edition of Jean-Pierre Poulain's seminal work. Tracing the history of food scholarship, The Sociology of Food provides an overview of sociological theory and its relevance to the field of food. Divided into two parts, Poulain begins by exploring the continuities and changes in the modern diet. From the effect of globalization on food production and supply, to evolving cultural responses to food – including cooking and eating practices, the management of consumer anxieties, and concerns over obesity and the medicalization of food – the first part examines how changing food practices have shaped and are shaped by wider social trends. The second part provides an overview of the emergence of food as an academic focus for sociologists and anthropologists. Revealing the obstacles that lay in the way of this new field of study, Poulain shows how the discipline was first established and explains its development over the last forty years. Destined to become a key text for students and scholars, The Sociology of Food makes a major contribution to food studies and sociology. This edition features a brand new chapter focusing on the development of food studies in the English-speaking world and a preface, specifically written for the edition.

Food and Society

Food and Society
Author: William C. Whit
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 0742580245
ISBN 13: 9780742580244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Society Book Review:

The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop a multi-level, multidisciplinary approach to the relationship between food and the larger world. Organized from the experiences of food consumption through its preparation, distribution, storage and production, this book discusses the role of food in past societies, the basics of nutrition, contemporary issues, including body size, food and culture, food production, world hunger and food innovation.

Food Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece

Food  Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece
Author: Paul Halstead,John C. Barrett
Publsiher: Oxbow Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-12-31
ISBN 10: 1842171674
ISBN 13: 9781842171677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece Book Review:

Food and drink, along with the material culture involved in their consumption, can signify a variety of social distinctions, identities and values. Thus, in Early Minoan Knossos, tableware was used to emphasize the difference between the host and the guests, and at Mycenaean Pylos the status of banqueters was declared as much by the places assigned to them as by the quality of the vessles form which they ate and drank. The ten contributions to this volume highlight the extraordinary opportunity for multi-disciplinary research in this area.

Food Politics and Society

Food  Politics  and Society
Author: Alejandro Colas
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 0520965523
ISBN 13: 9780520965522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Politics and Society Book Review:

Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink in modern societies. Divided into twelve chapters and drawing on a wide range of historical and empirical illustrations, this book provides a concise, informed, and accessible survey of the interaction between social theory and food and drink. It is perfect for courses in a wide range of disciplines.

The Social Archaeology of Food

The Social Archaeology of Food
Author: Christine A. Hastorf
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 1107153360
ISBN 13: 9781107153363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Archaeology of Food Book Review:

This book offers a global perspective on the role food has played in shaping human societies, through both individual and collective identities. It integrates ethnographic and archaeological case studies from the European and Near Eastern Neolithic, Han China, ancient Cahokia, Classic Maya, the Inka and many other periods and regions, to ask how the meal in particular has acted as a social agent in the formation of society, economy, culture and identity. Drawing on a range of social theorists, Hastorf provides a theoretical toolkit essential for any archaeologist interested in foodways. Studying the social life of food, this book engages with taste, practice, the meal and the body to discuss power, identity, gender and meaning that creates our world as it created past societies.

Food Culture Consumption and Society

Food Culture  Consumption and Society
Author: Paolo Corvo
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2019-01-14
ISBN 10: 9781349561001
ISBN 13: 1349561002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Culture Consumption and Society Book Review:

This book analyses how consumer food choices have undergone profound changes in the context of the economic crisis, including the rediscovery of local products and the diffusion of multi-ethnic food. Corvo argues that a new ecological relationship between food and the environment is needed to reduce food problems such as food waste and obesity.

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity
Author: Peter Garnsey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1999-04-22
ISBN 10: 9780521645881
ISBN 13: 0521645883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity Book Review:

A general study of food in antiquity, broadly based and comprehensive.

Eating the Empire

Eating the Empire
Author: Troy Bickham
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04-13
ISBN 10: 1789142458
ISBN 13: 9781789142457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eating the Empire Book Review:

When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco; when Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea; or when a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily available? In Eating the Empire, Troy Bickham unfolds the extraordinary role that food played in shaping Britain during the long eighteenth century (circa 1660–1837), when such foreign goods as coffee, tea, and sugar went from rare luxuries to some of the most ubiquitous commodities in Britain—reaching even the poorest and remotest of households. Bickham reveals how trade in the empire’s edibles underpinned the emerging consumer economy, fomenting the rise of modern retailing, visual advertising, and consumer credit, and, via taxes, financed the military and civil bureaucracy that secured, governed, and spread the British Empire.

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance
Author: Peter Andrée,Jill K. Clark,Charles Z. Levkoe,Kristen Lowitt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-02-18
ISBN 10: 0429994362
ISBN 13: 9780429994364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance Book Review:

This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements. As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social justice and ecological sustainability. Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe and New Zealand, this edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. The authors address topics including: the variety of forms that governance engagement takes from multi-stakeholderism to co-governance to polycentrism/self-governance; the values and power dynamics that underpin these different types of governance processes; effective approaches for achieving desired values and goals; and, the broader relationships and networks that may be activated to support change. By examining and comparing a variety of governance innovations, at a range of scales, the book offers insights for those considering contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation. It is suitable for food studies students and researchers within geography, environmental studies, anthropology, policy studies, planning, health sciences and sociology, and will also be of interest to policy makers and civil society organisations with a focus on food systems.

Food and the Risk Society

Food and the Risk Society
Author: Charlotte Fabiansson,Stefan Fabiansson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN 10: 131713446X
ISBN 13: 9781317134466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and the Risk Society Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from both micro and macro levels, it covers a range of broad themes and current concerns, including obesity and the 'obesity epidemic', the benefits or otherwise of dietary supplements, caffeine consumption, GM food, alcohol, organic food, the consumption of fruit and vegetables, and pathogens and contaminants. Thematically arranged according to the application of broad theoretical approaches in sociological theory – the socio-cultural perspective, the risk society perspective and the governmentality perspective – each chapter focuses on a particular area of interest or concern in relation to food, covering the existing literature in detail and offering illustrative empirical examples, whilst identifying gaps in knowledge and areas for further research. An accessible and rigorous examination of food and health, and the discrepancy between scientific opinion and consumer perception of safe food – the real risks versus the perceived risks – this book will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, geography, food, nutrition and environmental ecosystems, as well as health professionals.

Food People and Society

Food  People and Society
Author: Lynn J. Frewer,Einar Risvik,Hendrik Schifferstein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662046016
ISBN 13: 9783662046012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food People and Society Book Review:

A unique insight into the decision-making and food consumption of the European consumer. The volume is essential reading for those involved in product development, market research and consumer science in food and agro industries and academic research. It brings together experts from different disciplines in order to address the fundamental issues related to predicting food choice, consumer behavior and societal trust in quality and safety regulatory systems. The importance of the social and psychological context and the cross-cultural differences and how they influence food choice are also covered in great detail.

Food and Society

Food and Society
Author: Magnus Pyke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:463434137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Food Security Governance

Global Food Security Governance
Author: Jessica Duncan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2015-03-24
ISBN 10: 1317623193
ISBN 13: 9781317623199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Food Security Governance Book Review:

In 2007/8 world food prices spiked and global economic crisis set in, leaving hundreds of millions of people unable to access adequate food. The international reaction was swift. In a bid for leadership, the 123 member countries of the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adopted a series of reforms with the aim of becoming the foremost international, inclusive and intergovernmental platform for food security. Central to the reform was the inclusion of participants (including civil society and the private sector) across all activities of the Committee. Drawing on data collected from policy documents, interviews and participant observation, this book examines the re-organization and functioning of a UN Committee that is coming to be known as a best practice in global governance. Framed by key challenges that plague global governance, the impact and implication of increased civil society engagement are examined by tracing policy negotiations within the CFS, in particular, policy roundtables on smallholder sensitive investment and food price volatility and negotiations on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security, and the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition. The author shows that through their participation in the Committee, civil society actors are influencing policy outcomes. Yet analysis also reveals that the CFS is being undermined by other actors seeking to gain and maintain influence at the global level. By way of this analysis, this book provides empirically-informed insights into increased participation in global governance processes.

Food Culture and Society

Food  Culture and Society
Author: Anne Murcott,Warren Belasco
Publsiher: Berg Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2006-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781845205089
ISBN 13: 1845205081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Culture and Society Book Review:

Special Issue: Children and Food Food, Culture, and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (formerly The Journal for the Study of Food and Society, launched in 1996) is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS). ASFS is an international organization dedicated to exploring the complex relationships among food, culture, and society from numerous disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as in the world of food beyond the academy. It brings to bear the highest standards of research and scholarship in all aspects of food studies and encourages vigorous debate on a wide range of topics, such as: cross-cultural perspectives on eating behaviors gender and the food system recipes, cookbooks, and menus as texts philosophical and religious perspectives on food and the body social construction of culinary practices, beliefs, and traditions politics of the family meal dietary transitions psychological, cultural, and social determinants of taste methodological issues in food studies malnutrition, hunger, and food security commodity chain and foodshed analysis food in fiction, film, and art comparative food history social and cultural dimensions of food technologies political economy of the global food system food studies pedagogy The journal also publishes original reviews of relevant books, films, videos, exhibitions and a special section on perspectives on teaching.