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Food in Society: Economy, Culture, Geography (Hodder Arnold Publication) [Paperback]

Peter Atkins , Ian Bowler

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29 Dec 2000 0340720042 978-0340720042
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.

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A very good book...its wide range of very brief chapters keeps the reader constantly challenged. Given the wealth of information this is definitely one for the library shelf.
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An extremely ambitious book, full of references from various areas of food studies, ranging from geography and anthropology to rural sociology and agricultural economics. An invaluable resource that should help those in food studies beyond geography understand how geographers think about food, and help geographers and geography students understand the various perspectives on food within their field.
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Peter Atkins is a professor at the University of Durham, and Ian Bowler is a professor at the University of Leicester.

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