A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite

Paperback | August 3, 2008

EditorJohn Germov, Lauren Williams

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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite 3e introduces readers to the field of food sociology, by comprehensively examining the social context of food and nutrition. Leading Australian and international authors in the field provide a contemporary analysis of the social factorsthat underlie food choice, exploring the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical factors that influence food production, distribution and consumption.

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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite 3e introduces readers to the field of food sociology, by comprehensively examining the social context of food and nutrition. Leading Australian and international authors in the field provide a contemporary analysis of the social factorsthat underlie food choice, exploring the socio...

John Germov is Associate Professor and Head of School, School of Humanities and Social Science, The University of Newcastle. Lauren Williams is a Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 9.65 × 6.65 × 1.1 inPublished:August 3, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195551508

ISBN - 13:9780195551501

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Part 1: An Appetiser1. John Germov and Lauren Williams: Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and NutritionPart 2: The Food System: Globalization and Agribusiness2. Frances Moore Lappe: World Hunger: Its Roots and Remedies3. Terry Leahy: Unsustainable Food Production: Its Social Origins and Alternatives4. Geoffrey Lawrence and Janet Grice: Agribusiness, Genetic Engineering and the Corporatization of Food5. Jane Dixon: Operating Upstream and Downstream: How Supermakets Exercise Power in the Food SystemPart 3: Food and Nutrition Discourses, Politics, and Policies6. Jennifer Lisa Falbe and Marion Nestle: The Politics of Government Dietary Advice7. Mark Lawrence and John Germov: Functional Foods and Public Health Nutrition Policy8. The Public Health Nutrition Workforce: A Sociological Review9. Elizabeth Murphy: Risk, Maternal Ideologies, and Infant Feeding10. John Coveney: The Government of the Table: nutrition Expertise and the Social Organization of Family Food HabitsPart 4: Food Consumption, Social Differentiation and Identity11. Stephen Mennell: Culinary Cultures of Europe: Food, History, Health and identity12. John Germov: Class, Food, and Identity13. Deidre Wicks: Humans, Food, and Other Animals: The Vegetarian Option14. Wm. Alex McIntosh and Karen S. Kubena: Food and AgeingPart 5: Food and the Body: Civilizing Processes and Social Embodiment15. Lauren Williams and John Germov: Constructing the Female Body: Dieting, the Thin Ideal and Body Acceptance16. Julie Hepworth: The Social Construction of Eating Disorders17. Jeffery Sobal: Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatization of ObesityGlossary