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    Food, politics and society: social theory and the modern food system

    Edwards, Jason and Colas, Alejandro and Zubaida, Salman and Levi, Jane (2018) Food, politics and society: social theory and the modern food system. Oakland, U.S.: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520291959.

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    Book synopsis: Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink in modern societies. Divided into twelve chapters and drawing on a wide range of historical and empirical illustrations, this book provides a concise, informed, and accessible survey of the interaction between social theory and food and drink. It is perfect for courses in a wide range of disciplines.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Jason Edwards
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 14:55
    Last Modified: 25 Feb 2021 10:57
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/24891

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