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Consumption in the Age of Affluence : The World of Food - Ben Fine

Consumption in the Age of Affluence

The World of Food

Paperback Published: 28th December 1995
ISBN: 9780415135795
Number Of Pages: 320

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With growing affluence in the developed world, food has become an increasing focus for attention. Here, the authors argue that in order to understand the extensive and dramatic developments in the world of food, a new interdisciplinary approach is necessary. The Age of Affluence successfully addresses food consumption in this way. The volume:
* argues the importance of socioeconomic and cultural factors over diet, in influencing the production, marketing and consumption of different groups of foods;
* places food systems theory on sound analytical foundations;
* draws critically upon food systems literature;
* includes case studies from the sugar, dairy and meat systems;
* employs novel statistical techniques to identify and explain distinct patterns of food consumption;
The book will help to revitalize the discipline of food studies and points the way forward for the continuing study of food consumption. As such, it will be invaluable to students, researchers and policymakers engaged in the world of food.

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..."the authors provide a useful and insightful discussion of the evolution of the social and industrial influences on diet and food consumption in the UK." -"Journal of Economic Literature

From Food Studies to Food Systemsp. 1
Introduction and Overviewp. 3
Food Studies: an Initial Assessmentp. 13
Specifying Food Systemsp. 29
3p. 31
Differentiating Food Systemsp. 60
Theoretical and Empirical Applicationsp. 75
The Uk Sugar Systemp. 77
Sugar or Sweetp. 131
The Poverty of Food Econometricsp. 146
What We Eat and Whyp. 167
Food Norms: Methods and Datap. 169
Children, Low Income and the Sausage Syndromep. 184
The Meat Systemp. 201
Food and Classp. 218
The Dairy Systemp. 237
Whither Food Studies?p. 265
Summing Up and Future Directionsp. 267
Referencesp. 278
Indexp. 292
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ISBN: 9780415135795
ISBN-10: 0415135796
Series: World of Food Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 28th December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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