A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite explores the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical facts influencing food production, distribution and consumption.
A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite explores the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical facts influencing food production, distribution and consumption. This interdisciplinary text encourages students to question, reflect and apply their understanding of health and nutrition.The fourth edition explores current trends in the sociological study of food including alcohol consumption and production, world hunger and food labelling. Features:New chapters reflecting current trends:Chapter 3: Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement Chapter 6: Food Labelling: An Information Battlefield Chapter 7: 'Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England': A History of Australian Food Chapter 12: A Historical Sociology of Wine Chapter 13: The Social Appetite for AlcoholThe expert author team systematically covers a wide range of topics prevalent in food and nutrition.The most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of food and nutrition on the market.
John Germov, Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Lauren Williams, Professor and Head of Nutrition and Dietetics, Griffith University
Preface Acknowledgements Contributors Acronyms and Abbreviations PART 1 AN APPETISER1. Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food And Nutrition PART 2 THE FOOD SYSTEM: FOOD POLITICS, POLICIES AND MOVEMENTS 2 Unsustainable Food Production: Its Social Origins and Alternatives3 World Hunger: Its Roots and Remedies4. Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement5. The Politics of Government Dietary Advice: The Influence of Big Food6. Food Labelling: More than the Provision of InformationPART 3 FOOD CULTURE, CONSUMPTION AND IDENTITY 7 'Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England': A History of Australian Food 8. Culinary Cultures of Europe: Food, History, Health and Identity9. Humans, Food and Other Animals10. Food and Ageing11. Food and Class12. A Historical Sociology of Wine13. The Social Appetite for Alcohol14. Gender and Food15. Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatisation of ObesityGlossaryIndex
Explores the sociology of food and nutrition from production to distribution and consumption. Interdisciplinary approach of the author team- works well for students studying this subject as a part of a health or nutrition unit even though they are not used to this type of subject. Covers alcohol consumption which is a new part of the field and courses.
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