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Cultural Politics of Food and Eating : A Reader

Cultural Politics of Food and Eating : A Reader - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631230939

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ISBN13: 978-0631230939
ISBN10: 0631230939
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Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 2005
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Cultural Politics of Food and Eating : A Reader - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0631230939

James Watson and Melissa Caldwell

ISBN13: 978-0631230939
ISBN10: 0631230939
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

The Cultural Politics of Food and Eating offers an ethnographically informed perspective on the ways in which people use food to make sense of life in an increasingly interconnected world.

  • Uses food as a central idiom for teaching about culture and addresses broad themes such as globalization, capitalism, market economies, and consumption practices
  • Spanning 5 continents, features studies from 11 countries--Japan, China, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Burkina Faso, Chile, Trinidad, Mexico, and the United States
  • Offers discussion of such hot topics as sushi, fast food, gourmet foods, and food scares and contamination

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: James L. Watson and Melissa L. Caldwell

Part I: Food and Globalization

Part II: Yuppification, Gentrification, and Domesticating Tastes

Part III: The Political Economy of Food

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