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  Sociology on the menu : an invitation to the study of food and society

Beardsworth, Alan
Other(s) author(s) : Keil, Teresa, [egile]Language : EnglishLondon ; New York : Routledge, 2009277 orrialde ; 24 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-415-11425-X.Diet -- Social aspects
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Bibliografia: 260-270 orrialdeetan.

"Sociology on the menu" is an accessible introduction to the sociology of food. Highlighting the social and cultural dimensions of the human food system, from production to consumption, it encourages us to consider new ways of thinking about the apparently mundane, everyday act of eating. The main areas covered include:
- The origins of human subsistence and the development of the modern food system
- Food, the family and eating out
- Diet, health and the body image
- The meanings of meat and vegetarianism.
"Sociology on the menu" provides a comprehensive overview of the literature, particularly helpful in this interdisciplinary field. It focuses on key texts and studies to help students identify major concerns and themes for further study. It urges us to re-appraise the taken for granted and familiar experiences of selecting, preparing and sharing food and to see our own habits and choices, preferences and aversions in their broader cultural context.

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