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: 0745676316
ISBN 13: 9780745676319
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 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 in Society

Food in Society
Author: Peter Atkins,Ian Bowler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
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 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.

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 it encourages us to consider new ways of thinking of the everyday act of eating.

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.

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.

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 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.

Food and Society

Food and Society
Author: William C. Whit
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781882289363
ISBN 13: 1882289366
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 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.

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.

Food and the Risk Society

Food and the Risk Society
Author: Charlotte Fabiansson,Stefan Fabiansson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
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.

Chilli and Cheese

Chilli and Cheese
Author: Kunzang Choden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015067728967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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: 270
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 Energy and Society

Food  Energy  and Society
Author: David Pimentel,Marcia Pimentel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 363
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105019237754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Energy and Society Book Review:

"A new edition of the analysis of energy use in relation to natural resources, technology, economic development, and demographics, assessing problems of sustainability and solutions. The discussions consider topics in solar energy, manipulating ecosystems for agriculture, the historical uses of human and animal energy, fish and agricultural production, ethanol fuels, and environmental impacts. The revision emphasizes food production systems and their use of land, water, energy, and biological resources, and the planning policy dilemmas facing individuals and nations in terms of providing food and a quality environment for the future. Includes statistical tables." -- Publisher.

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 and Women in Italian Literature Culture and Society

Food and Women in Italian Literature  Culture and Society
Author: Claudia Bernardi,Francesca Calamita,Daniele De Feo
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 1350137790
ISBN 13: 9781350137790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Women in Italian Literature Culture and Society Book Review:

This book explores how women's relationship with food has been represented in Italian literature, cinema, scientific writings and other forms of cultural expression from the 19th century to the present. Italian women have often been portrayed cooking and serving meals to others, while denying themselves the pleasure of the table. The collection presents a comprehensive understanding of the symbolic meanings associated with food and of the way these intersect with Italian women's socio-cultural history and the feminist movement. From case studies on Sophia Loren and Elena Ferrante, to analyses of cookbooks by Italian chefs, each chapter examines the unique contribution Italian culture has made to perceiving and portraying women in a specific relation to food, addressing issues of gender, identity and politics of the body.

The Science of Nutrition

The Science of Nutrition
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publsiher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN 10: 1615309225
ISBN 13: 9781615309221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Nutrition Book Review:

From a young age we have been told to take our vitamins, eat our fruits and vegetables, and limit sugar and fat. Readers examine what makes certain foods better nutritionally than others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness. Tables in the appendix provide quick reference on vitamins and common food-related illnesses.

Environment and Food

Environment and Food
Author: Colin Sage
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-07-07
ISBN 10: 1134229011
ISBN 13: 9781134229017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environment and Food Book Review:

This timely book provides a thorough introduction to the inter-relationship of food and the environment. Its primary purpose is to bring to our attention the multiplicity of linkages and interconnections between what we eat and how this impacts on the earth’s resources. Having a better idea of the consequences of our food choices might encourage us to develop more sustainable practices of production and consumption in the decades ahead. Although human societies have, over time, brought under control a large proportion of the earth’s resources for the purpose of food production, we remain subject to the effective functioning of global ecosystem services. The author highlights the vital importance of these services and explains why we should be concerned about the depletion of freshwater resources, soil fertility decline and loss of biological diversity. The book also tackles some of the enormous challenges of our era: climate change – to which the agri-food system is both a major contributor and a vulnerable sector – and the prospect of significantly higher energy prices, arising from the peaking of oil and gas supplies which will reveal how dependent the food system has become upon cheap fossil fuels. Such challenges are likely to have significant implications for the long-term functioning of global supply chains and raise profound questions regarding the nutritional security of the world’s population. Taken together the book argues that a re-examination of the assumptions and practices underpinning the contemporary food system is urgently required. Environment and Food is a highly original, inter-disciplinary and accessible text that will be of interest to students and the wider public genuinely interested in and concerned by the state of the world’s food provisioning system. It is richly illustrated with figures and makes extensive use of boxes to highlight relevant examples.