A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite

A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite


Edited by John Germov, Edited by Lauren Williams

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  • Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Format: Paperback | 444 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 30mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0195551508
  • ISBN 13: 9780195551501
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: halftones and tables
  • Sales rank: 10,337

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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition examines the social context of food and nutrition by exploring the socio-cultural, political, economic, and philosophical factors that influence food production, distribution and consumption. Leading authors in the field provide a contemporary analysis of the social factors that underlie food choice.

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Table of contents

Part 1: An Appetiser 1. Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and Nutrition - John Germov and Lauren WilliamsPart 2: The Food System: Globalisation and Agribusiness2. 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 Corporatisation of Food - Geoffrey Lawrence and Janet Grice 5. Operating Upstream and Downstream: How Supermarkets Exercise Power in the Food System - Jane Dixon Part 3: Food and Nutrition Discourses, Politics, and Policies6. 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 Murphy10. The Government of the Table: nutrition Expertise and the Social Organisation of Family Food Habits - John Coveney Part 4 - Food Consumption, Social Differentiation and Identity11. Culinary Cultures of Europe: Food, History, Health and Identity12. Food, Class and Identity 13. Humans, Food and Other Animals: The Vegetarian Option 14. Food and Aging 15. Constructing the Female Body: Dieting, the Thin Ideal and Body Acceptance 16. The Social Construction of Eating Disorders17. Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatisation of Obesity Glossary