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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition : The Social Appetite - John Germov

A Sociology of Food and Nutrition

The Social Appetite

Paperback Published: 7th December 2016
ISBN: 9780190304676
Number Of Pages: 432

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A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite examines explores the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical facts influencing food production, distribution and consumption.

This interdisciplinary text encourages students to question, reflect and apply their understanding of health and nutrition.The fourth edition explores current trends in the sociological study of food including alcohol consumption and production, world hunger and food labelling.  Features:

New chapters reflecting current trends:Chapter 3: Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement Chapter 6: Food Labelling: An Information Battlefield Chapter 7: 'Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England': A History of Australian Food Chapter 12: A Historical Sociology of Wine Chapter 13: The Social Appetite for Alcohol

The expert author team systematically covers a wide range of topics prevalent in food and nutrition.The most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of food and nutrition on the market. 

Excellent book for the specific subject. Very informative


Excellent book for my uni subject



Great Introduction to sociology and food


I purchased this initially as it was recommended reading for one of the subjects I was studying. Rather than use it for reference though, I actually read the entire book. I found it very interesting to read and help cement key points in my learning.



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PrefaceAcknowledgementsContributorsAcronyms and AbbreviationsPART 1 AN APPETISER1.    Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food And NutritionPART 2THE FOOD SYSTEM: FOOD POLITICS, POLICIES AND MOVEMENTS2Unsustainable Food Production: Its Social Origins and Alternatives3World Hunger: Its Roots and Remedies4.Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement5.The Politics of Government Dietary Advice: The Influence of Big Food6.Food Labelling: More than the Provision of InformationPART 3FOOD CULTURE, CONSUMPTION AND IDENTITY7‘Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England’: A History of Australian Food8.Culinary Cultures of Europe: Food, History, Health and Identity9.Humans, Food and Other Animals10.Food and Ageing11.Food and Class12.A Historical Sociology of Wine13.The Social Appetite for Alcohol14.Gender and Food15.Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatisation of ObesityGlossaryIndex

ISBN: 9780190304676
ISBN-10: 0190304677
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 7th December 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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