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Food, Health and Identity : Chapter by James - Pat Caplan

Food, Health and Identity

Chapter by James

By: Pat Caplan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th August 1997
ISBN: 9780415156806
Number Of Pages: 296

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By addressing the issue of food and eating today, "Food, Health and Identity" considers the way in which food habits are changing, and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence choice.
In reviewing some of the existing literature on the subject, this book discusses how social scientists can help us understand why people eat what they do. Some of the chapters cover the family meal, wedding cakes, the rise of vegetarianism, and creation of individual identity through lifestyle. Contributors include Hanna Bradby, Simon Charsley, Allison James, Anne Keane, Lydia Martens and Alan Warde.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xi
Approaches to the Study of Food, Health and Identityp. 1
Family Meals- A Thing of the Past?p. 32
Marriages, Weddings and Their Cakesp. 50
Notesp. 69
How British Is British Food?p. 71
Fast Food/Spoiled Identityp. 87
Referencesp. 109
'Bacon Sandwiches Got the Better of Me'p. 111
Urban Pleasure?p. 131
'We Never Eat like This at Home'p. 151
Too Hard to Swallow?p. 172
Referencesp. 191
Being Told What to Eatp. 193
Notesp. 211
Health, Eating and Heart Attacksp. 213
Scaremonger or Scapegoat?p. 234
Declining Meatp. 252
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780415156806
ISBN-10: 0415156807
Series: Chapter by James
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 7th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.95  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1