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Consuming Interests : The Social Provision of Foods - Andrew Flynn

Consuming Interests

The Social Provision of Foods

Paperback Published: 23rd September 1999
ISBN: 9781857289008
Number Of Pages: 240

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Consuming Interests focuses upon the key interests which lead to the provision of food choices: corporate retailers, government regulators and consumer organisations; and examine how a retailed form of food governance has emerged. Divided into three sections: Concepts and Strategies, National Strategies and Local Strategies, the book provides a detailed examination of corporate retailers, state agencies and consumer organisations involved in the food sector. The analysis raises some key social scientific questions concerning what the public can expect the central and local state to ensure; what limits there may be upon state action; and what the most appropriate balances should be between public and private interests in the provision of 'quality' foods. Blending critical theory, empirical research and policy, Consuming Interests provides a topical and interdisciplinary exploration into the nature of food provision, policy and regulation and gives an insight into the broader social science concerns of the nature and powers of the contemporary state.

List of illustrationsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: regulation, retailing and consumption: deregulating states and concerned consumersp. 1
Concepts and frameworkp. 11
Food policy and regulationp. 13
Restructuring and retailingp. 24
Citizenship, consumption and food rightsp. 42
National strategiesp. 57
Food consumers: the limits of formal and collective representationp. 59
The retailers: the emergence of retailer-led food governancep. 73
Evolving models of food regulationp. 85
Local strategiesp. 105
Local retail-consumption spaces and hierarchiesp. 107
The nationalisation of food regulation: coping with spacep. 133
The local regulatory interface: enforcement practice on the groundp. 147
Conclusions: retailing, regulation and consumptionp. 177
The social research methods employed in the studyp. 202
Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9781857289008
ISBN-10: 1857289005
Series: Consumption & Space Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 23rd September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1