Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies by Ken Albala

By Ken Albala

Over the last decade there was a notable flowering of curiosity in meals and nutrients, either in the renowned media and in academia. students are more and more utilizing foodways, nutrients platforms and consuming behavior as a brand new unit of study inside their very own disciplines, and scholars are dashing into sessions and formal measure courses fascinated about food.

Introduced via the editor and together with unique articles through over thirty prime foodstuff students from round the world,the Routledge foreign instruction manual of nutrients stories bargains scholars, students and all these drawn to food-related examine a one-stop, easy-to-use reference advisor. every one article incorporates a short heritage of nutrients learn inside of a self-discipline or on a selected subject, a dialogue of study methodologies and ideological or theoretical positions, assets for learn, together with information, delivers and fellowship possibilities, in addition to feedback for extra examine. every one access additionally explains the logistics of succeeding as a scholar in foodstuff studies.

This transparent, direct instruction manual will attract these hoping to begin a profession in educational foodstuff experiences in addition to these hoping to shift their learn to a food-related undertaking. Strongly interdisciplinary, this paintings could be of curiosity to scholars and students through the social sciences and arts.

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Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

Over the last decade there was a awesome flowering of curiosity in nutrients and foodstuff, either in the renowned media and in academia. students are more and more utilizing foodways, nutrition structures and consuming behavior as a brand new unit of study inside their very own disciplines, and scholars are speeding into periods and formal measure courses interested in nutrients.

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The two big areas here are health communication and marketing communication. , but also, to a degree, food safety and food policy) is not reducible to concepts of food. In other words, health communication, which would cover everything from USDA information campaigns to doctor–patient communication, is its own field. While marketing uses communication techniques and there is a lot of research about the marketing of food, marketing is not reducible to communication and, further, one gets the sense that food in much of this research is simply an interchangeable commodity, no more or less relevant than if the subject were cars or watches or dishwashers.

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Trust is a major issue when it comes to the food itself; people want to be able to trust the food they are about to ingest. , 2009). Lack of such trust helps explain the attraction of local food for customers (Hinrichs, 2000) and some local food producers have pointedly strived for demonstrating trustworthy production methods (Bildtgard, 2008). People implicitly trust their local grocery store not to sell them foods past the expiration date. Stores trust (sometimes) that customers’ checks won’t bounce.

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