Food and Culture: A Reader
Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik
Routledge, 2008 - Social Science - 608 pages
The problem of changing food habits -- Toward a psychosociology of contemporary food consumption -- The culinary triangle -- Deciphering a meal -- The abominable pig -- The nourishing arts -- The recipe, the prescription, and the experiment -- Time, sugar, and sweetness -- Anorexia nervosa and its differential diagnosis -- Fast, feast, and flesh: the religious significance of food to medieval women -- The appetite as voice -- Anorexia nervosa: psychopathology as the crystallization of culture -- Feeding hard bodies: food and masculinities in men's fitness magazines -- The overcooked and underdone: masculinities in Japanese food programming -- Japanese mothers and obentos: the lunch-box as ideological state apparatus -- Conflict and deference -- Feeding lesbigay families -- How to make a national cuisine: cookbooks in contemporary India -- "Real Belizean food": building local identity in the transnational Caribbean -- Let's cook Thai: recipes for colonialism -- More than just the "big piece of chicken": the power of race, class, and food in American consciousness -- Mexicanas' food voice and differential consciousness in the San Luis Valley of Colorado -- Rooting out the causes of disease: why diabetes is so common among desert dwellers -- Slow food and the politics of pork fat: Italian food and European identity -- Taco Bell, maseca, and slow food: a postmodern apocalypse for Mexico's peasant cuisine? -- The raw and the rotten: punk cuisine -- Salad days: a visual study of children's food culture -- The chain never stops -- Whose "choice"? "Flexible" women workers in the tomato food chain -- The politics of breastfeeding: an advocacy update -- The political economy of obesity: the fat pay all -- Of hamburger and social space: consuming McDonald's in Beijing -- "Plastic-bag housewives" and postmodern restaurants?: public and private in Bangkok's foodscape -- The political economy of food aid in an era of agricultural biotechnology -- Street credit: the cultural politics of African street children's hunger -- Want amid plenty: from hunger to inequality
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