Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies

Food Nations Selling Taste in Consumer Societies Featuring the work of some of the most established scholars in the food studies field this volume looks at the connections between food culture and commerce The essays in the collection pick at wha

  • Title: Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies
  • Author: Warren Belasco
  • ISBN: 9780415930772
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Featuring the work of some of the most established scholars in the food studies field, this volume looks at the connections between food, culture, and commerce The essays in the collection pick at what we eat for all its ideological and political implications, such as Foodscapes in Los Angeles, the politics of the California avocado, or the cultural subtext of baby food.

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    1. A collection of essays spanning the nineteenth century into the modern era, each attempting to trace the origins of some food or food-related cultural practice. Most are unsuccessful. There are two problems with this book. One, it's poorly edited. Aside from "food" and "culture," the essays chosen have nothing in common; reading one will not help the reader understand any of the others. They're each very specifically focused: avocado marketing techniques in twentieth century USA are right next t [...]

    2. I read this book for my 50+ page paper for my Social Sciences reference course. My project was on the sociology of food and the subject of America as a fast food nation. This was a really great collection of essays written by sociologists and anthropologists studying the discourse of food and society. One of my favorite sections talked about how the Gerber Baby Food Company was created.

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