Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies

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Warren James Belasco, Philip Scranton
Routledge, 2002 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Featuring the work of some of the most established scholars in the food studies field, Food Nations looks at the connections between food, culture, and commerce. The essays in this collection pick at what we eat for all its ideological and political implications, such as Foodscapes in Los Angeles, the politics of the California avocado, or the cultural subtext of baby food.

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I read this book for my 50+ page paper for my Social Sciences reference course. My project was on the sociology of food and the subject of America as a fast food nation. This was a really great ... Read full review

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Warren Belasco is Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland and one of the leading scholars in food studies. He is the author of Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry.

Philip Scranton is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and research director at the Hagley Museum and Library. He is the author or editor of six books, including Endless Novelty: Specialty Production and American Industrialization.

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