Food, politics, and society : social theory and the modern food system

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Full title: Food, politics, and society : social theory and the modern food system / Alejandro Colás, Jason Edwards, Jane Levi, and Sami Zubaida.
Main Authors: Colás, Alejandro, (Author)
, Edwards, Jason, 1971 October 3- (Author)
, Levi, Jane, (Author)
, Zubaida, Sami, 1937- (Author)
Format: Book           

Summary: "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 like 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"--Provided by publisher.
Language: English
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Classmark: A641.3 /532634
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780520291942