Consumption in the Age of Affluence: The World of Food by Ben FineConsumption in the Age of Affluence: The World of Food by Ben Fine

Consumption in the Age of Affluence: The World of Food

byBen Fine, Michael Heasman, Judith Wright

Paperback | May 2, 1996

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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 Affluencesuccessfully 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.
Born and reared in the pastoral country of New South Wales, Judith Wright returned to this area during World War II, after attending the University of Sydney and traveling in Europe. It was a significant homecoming, for she rediscovered her heritage and put that rediscovery into poetry. She wrote about the beautiful region known as New...
Title:Consumption in the Age of Affluence: The World of FoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:May 2, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415135796

ISBN - 13:9780415135795