Consumption in the Age of Affluence: The World of Food, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Consumption in the Age of Affluence

The World of Food, 1st Edition

By Ben Fine, Michael Heasman, Judith Wright

Routledge

320 pages

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With growing affluence in the developed world, food has become an increasing focus for attention. Here, the authors argue that in order to understand the extensive and dramatic developments in the world of food, a new interdisciplinary approach is necessary. The Age of Affluence successfully addresses food consumption in this way. The volume:

* argues the importance of socioeconomic and cultural factors over diet, in influencing the production, marketing and consumption of different groups of foods;

* places food systems theory on sound analytical foundations;

* draws critically upon food systems literature;

* includes case studies from the sugar, dairy and meat systems;

* employs novel statistical techniques to identify and explain distinct patterns of food consumption;

The book will help to revitalize the discipline of food studies and points the way forward for the continuing study of food consumption. As such, it will be invaluable to students, researchers and policymakers engaged in the world of food.

Reviews

'… should be read widely… offers a fresh perspective with which to analyze issues that have troubled Marxists for many years…' - Capital & Class

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General