A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite

Author(s): John Germov

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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite 3eintroduces readers to the field of food sociology, by comprehensively examining the social context of food and nutrition. Leading Australian and international authors in the field provide a contemporary analysis of the social factors that underlie food choice, exploring the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical factors that influence food production, distribution and consumption. Highlights of the third edition: * Revised and updated chapters from experts in the field of food sociology. * Two new chapters from leading international authors covering the politics of food and the culinary cultures of Europe. * Strong learning features: each chapter includes and overview, key terms, summary of main points, discussion questions and further reading list. * Sociological reflection exercises: new to this edition, these can be used as self-directed or class-based activities that assist readers to apply their learning. * Extensive glossary of key concepts. * An expanded Social Appetitewebsite featuring a range of online instructor resources.

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PART 1: AN APPETISER; 1. Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and Nutrition John Germov and Lauren Williams; PART 2: THE FOOD SYSTEM: GLOBALIZATION AND AGRIBUSINESS; 2. World Hunger: Its Roots and Remedies Frances Moore Lappe; 3. Unsustainable Food Production: Its Social Origins and Alternatives Terry Leahy; 4. Agribusiness, Genetic Engineering and the Corporatization of Food Geoffrey Lawrence and Janet Grice; 5. Operating Upstream and Downstream: How Supermakets Exercise Power in the Food System Jane Dixon; PART 3: FOOD AND NUTRITION DISCOURSES, POLITICS, AND POLICIES; 6. The Politics of Government Dietary Advice Jennifer Lisa Falbe and Marion Nestle; 7. Functional Foods and Public Health Nutrition Policy Mark Lawrence and John Germov; 9. Risk, Maternal Ideologies, and Infant Feeding Elizabeth Murphy; 10. The Government of the Table: nutrition Expertise and the Social Organization of Family Food Habits John Coveney; PART 4: FOOD CONSUMPTION, SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION AND IDENTITY; 11. Culinary Cultures of Europe: Food, History, Health and Identity Stephen Mennell; 12. Class, Food, and Identity John Germov; 13. Humans, Food, and Other Animals: The Vegetarian Option Deidre Wicks; 14. Food and Ageing Wm. Alex McIntosh and Karen S. Kubena; PART 5: FOOD AND THE BODY: CIVILIZING PROCESSES AND SOCIAL EMBODIMENT; 15. Constructing the Female Body: Dieting, the Thin Ideal and Body Acceptance Lauren Williams and John Germov; 16. The Social Construction of Eating Disorders Julie Hepworth; 17. Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatization of Obesity Jeffery Sobal

General Fields

  • : 9780195551501
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • : May 2008
  • : 245mm X 169mm X 28mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Germov
  • : Paperback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 394.12
  • : 444
  • : Social theory; Cultural studies
  • : halftones and tables