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Goodfellow Food and Drink: the cultural context

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Goodfellow Food and Drink: the cultural context

This edited text explores the complex relationships between food and drink, and individuals and society. It provides analysis of social conditions that shape these relationships and examine their consequences in areas such as the distinctiveness of cultures, national pride, the cohesiveness of communities and personal and collective identity. By focusing on specific aspects of social conditioning, including class, politics, ethics, cultural homogenisation, urban development, migration, literature, and travel, it explains the emergence of dominant patterns of food and drink production, supply and consumption. It also explores representations of food and drink in the arts, to assess what this reveals about aspects of our food and drink cultures. 

With international contributions (Australia, UK, France, Romania, Thailand, USA) from well-known and respected academics and practitioners, it provides a combination of theoretical enquiry and practical insight to explore aspects of consumer behaviour, with specific reference to trends in taste, products that are environmentally and culturally sustainable, food and wine tourism, the growth in reliance on standardised and processed products, and the use of restaurants and bars as theatres for conspicuous consumption and the display of adopted lifestyles. 

It contains a wealth of high quality contributions including: 

  • The Declining Importance of Cultural Context by George Ritzer & Anya Galli, University of Maryland;

  • Food Ethics by Rebecca Hawkins, Oxford Brookes University;

  • Food of the Scattered People by Jessica Harris, City University of New York;

  • Truffles and Radishes: food and wine at the opera by Fred Plotkin, opera and food writer;

  • Embedding Food and Drink Cultures by Benoit Lecat, Burgundy School of Business;

  • A collection of case studies from respected writers and broadcasters including Ken Hom, Geraldene Holt, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Charles Campion and many more.

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Brand / Publisher GoodFellow
Return Policy 15 Days
Book Type Text Books
Edition September 2013
ISBN 9781908999030
Author Prof : Donald Sloan
Language English
Pages 256
Binding Paperback


Brand Information

Goodfellow Publishers is a highly flexible multichannel international academic and professional publisher for Business and related areas.They publish book and online projects with a range of authors internationally in Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism, Events and more general management

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