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Food: The Key Concepts

Food: The Key Concepts - 08 edition

Food: The Key Concepts - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9781845206734

ISBN10: 1845206738

Food: The Key Concepts by Warren Belasco - ISBN 9781845206734
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Berg Publishers, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Food: The Key Concepts by Warren Belasco - ISBN 9781845206734

ISBN13: 9781845206734

ISBN10: 1845206738

Edition: 08

Summary

This book offers an exciting, coherent and interdisciplinary introduction to the study of food studies for the beginning reader. Food choices, the author argues, are the result of a complex negotiation among three competing considerations: the consumers' identity; matters of convenience, including price; and an awareness of the consequences of what is consumed. The book concludes with an examination of two very different future scenarios for feeding the world's population; the technological fix, which looks to science to provide the solution to our future food needs, and the anthropological fix, which hopes to change our expectations and behaviors. As a whole this book provides an essential overview to this increasingly critical field of enquiry.