What Is Food?: Researching A Topic With Many Meanings

November 28, 2019|
What Is Food?: Researching A Topic With Many Meanings by Ulla Gustafsson
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This volume brings together contributions that provide a snapshot of current food research.What is Food?acknowledges the many dimensions of food, including its social, cultural, symbolic and sensual qualities, while also being material in that it is fundamental to our survival.

The collection addresses contemporary challenges and reflects the concerns of funders and researchers working in the broad field of the sociology of food: dietary health, sustainability, food safety and food poverty. Reflecting broader academic trends, the chapters are moreover concerned with interdisciplinarity, the analysis of change, data reuse and the use of social media as data. The book includes empirical evidence from around the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan and addresses food both as a lens through which to examine these wider social relationships, processes and social change and as a primary subject.

The contributions will be of interest to a wide range of students and researchers looking for a cutting-edge insight into how to frame and study food in areas related to the sociology of food, health, risk, poverty, sustainability and research methods.

Ulla Gustafssonis Principal Lecturer in Sociology in Department of Sociology, University of Roehampton. She has published work on school meals in the UK, and her research interests include young people''s food practices.Rebecca O''Connell is Reader in the Sociology of Food and Families, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Educ...
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Title:What Is Food?: Researching A Topic With Many Meanings
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:204 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:204 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 in
Published:November 28, 2019
Publisher:Routledge
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781138387690

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