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Food The Key Concepts

Food The Key Concepts

Author: Warren Belasco
ISBN: 9781845206734
publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
publisher Date: 11/11/2008
Price: 24.95
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Schools: University of Houston,Rutgers,The State University of New Jersey,The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor,Boston University,Drexel University,New Mexico State University
Description: This book offers an exciting, coherent and interdisciplinary introduction to the study of food studies for the beginning reader. Food choices, the author argues, are the result of a complex negotiation among three competing considerations: the consumers' identity; matters of convenience, including price; and an awareness of the consequences of what is consumed. The book concludes with an examination of two very different future scenarios for feeding the world's population; the technological fix, which looks to science to provide the solution to our future food needs, and the anthropological fix, which hopes to change our expectations and behaviors. As a whole this book provides an essential overview to this increasingly critical field of enquiry.