Food and Morality: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2007

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Prospect Books, Nov 17, 2008 - Cooking - 320 pages
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In this continuing series, the topic of morality embraces a wide range of essays from English, American and overseas scholars who ponder contemporary questions such as eating foie gras, advertising junk food, and master and servant relationships as well as historical studies concerning fasting in the Reformation, food in Dickens's novels, the ethics of early gastronomy and Jainism and food.In nigh on forty essays the whole question of the interplay between our eating habits and ethics is covered from multiple angles. The rise of ecological awareness and the intimate connection between food habits and the big questions of life such as GlobalWarming make the topic one of the most popular among present students of foodways. This volume will be a significant edition to the present debate.Some of the essays are as follows:Holly Shaffer: 'The Morality of Luxury Cuisine in Lucknow, India?Marcia Zoladz: 'Cacao in Brazil?Andrew F. Smith: 'Marketing Junk Food to Children in the United States?Raymond Sokolov; 'The Myth of Roman Decadence at Table?Cicilia Leong-Salobir: 'The Colonial Kitchen and the Role of Servants?Ken Albala: 'The Ideology of Fasting in the Reformation Era?Bruce Kraig: 'Why not Eat Pets?Rachel Ankeny: 'The Moral Economy of Red Meat in Australia?Tracy Thong: ';Traders and Tricksters in Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair?Robert Appelbaum: 'The Civility of Eating?Rachel Laudan: 'The Refined Cuisine of Plain Cooking?Lilo Lloyd-Jones: 'The Glutton, Voluptuary and Epicure in Early Gastronomic Literature?The book follows the standard form of academic proceedings and the readership is therefore specialised. This is the twenty-fifth volume in the series.

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Food Rationing in Britain during World War II
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The Civility of Eating
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A Sensual Morality
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