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    DescriptionFood: The Key Concepts presents an exciting, coherent and interdisciplinary introduction to food studies for the beginning reader. Food Studies is an increasingly complex field, drawing on disciplines as diverse as Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Studies at one end and Economics, Politics and Agricultural Science at the other. In order to clarify the issues, Food: The Key Concepts distills food choices down to three competing considerations: consumer identity; matters of convenience and 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. Throughout, the analysis is illustrated with lively case studies. Bulleted chapter summaries, questions and guides to further reading are also provided.

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    The Key Concepts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Warren Belasco
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 172
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 421 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845206727
    ISBN 10: 184520672X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    BIC subject category V2: KNDF
    DC22: 394.12, 641.3
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, TEC012000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17530
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
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    LC classification: 2008024617, TX353 .B445 2008
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JHB, KND
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    11 November 2008
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    Author Information
    Warren Belasco is Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
    Review quote
    'This is a well crafted, witty and engaging introduction to food studies. Belasco presents the current state of food scholarship, prods his readers to think about what they eat in new ways and even offers possibilities for the future. The polemics are presented with a fair and judicious hand, but it is difficult to walk away from this text without seriously reconsidering where your food comes from and what you eat.' Kenneth Albala, University of the Pacific
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1: Why Study Food? Chapter 2: Identity: Are We What We Eat? Chapter 3: The Drama of Food: Divided Identities Chapter 4: Convenience: The Global Food Chain Chapter 5:Responsibility: Do We Pay the Full Costs of Dinner? Chapter 6:The Future of Food Appendix: Questions for Discussion and Further Research Bibliography