This innovative and global best-seller helped establish food studies courses throughout the social sciences and humanities when it was first published in 1997. The fourth edition of Food and Culture contains favorite articles from earlier editions and several new pieces on food politics, globalism, agriculture, and race and gender identity.
Part1: Meaning and Practice; 1. Toward a Psychosociology of Contemporary Food Consumption Roland Barthes; 2. The Culinary Triangle; Claude Lévi-Strauss; 3. Deciphering a Meal Mary Douglas; 4. Japanese Mothers and Obentōs: The Lunch Box as Ideological State Apparatus Anne Allison; 5. Eating Cultures: Incorporation, Identity and Indian Food Uma Narayan; 6. Cooking Skill, the Senses, and Memory: The Fate of Practical Knowledge David Sutton; 7. Race, Place and Taste: Making Identities Through Sensory Experience in Ecuador Emily Walmsley; 8. The Raw & the Rotten: Punk Cuisine Dylan Clark; Part 2: Representation and identity; 10. Short excerpt from Distinction Pierre Bourdieu; 11. Nourishing Arts, from The Practice of Everyday Life Luce Giard; 12. Queering Food Studies: Foodways, Heteronormativity and Hungry Women in Chicana Lesbian Literature Julia Ehrhardt; 13. A Way Outa No Way: Eating Problems among African-American, Latina, and White Women Becky Wangsgaard Thompson; 14. Mexicanas’ Food Voice and Differential Consciousness in the San Luis Valley of Colorado Carole Counihan; 15. I haven’t Eaten if I Don’t have my Soup and Fufu: Cultural Preservation through Food and Foodways among Ghanaian Migrants in the US Psyche Williams-Forson; 16. The Signifying Dish: Autobiography and History in Two Black Women’s Cookbooks Rafia Zafar; 17. Rural Masculinity in Transition Gender Images in Tractor Advertisements Berit Brandth; 18. Authenticity in America: Class Distinctions in Potato Chip Advertising Joshua Freedman and Dan Jurafsky; Part 3: Global and Local production; 19. Industrial Food: Towards the Development of a World Cuisine Jack Goody; 20. Remaking "Traditions": How we eat what we eat and the changing political economy of food Harriet Friedmann; 21. Breast-Feeding as Food Work Penny Van Esterik; 22. On the Move for Food: Three Women Behind the Tomato’s Journey Deborah Barndt; 23. If it ain’t Alberta, It ain’t Beef: Local Food, Regional Identity and (Inter)national Politics Gwendolyn Blue; 24. From the Bottom Up: The Global Expansion of the Chinese Vegetable Trade for New York City Markets Valerie Imbruce; 25. Jolly Dogs and McSpaghetti: Anthropological Reflections on Global/Local Fast-Food Competition in the Philippines Ty Matejowsky; 26. Too hot to handle Tanachai Mark Padoongpatt; 27. "Old Stock" Tamales and Migrant Tacos: Taste, Authenticity, and the Naturalization of Mexican Food Jeffrey Pilcher; Part 4: Food Politics; 28. Time, Sugar, and Sweetness Sidney Mintz; 29. Re-purposing the master's tools: the open source seed initiative and the struggle for seed sovereignty Jack Kloppenburg; 30. Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition. Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health Marion Nestle; 31. The Disappearance of Hunger in America Patricia Allen 32. Rooting Out the Causes of Disease: Why Diabetes is So Common Among Desert Dwellers Gary Paul Nabhan
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