A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age (The Cultural Histories Series)

A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age (The Cultural Histories Series)

By: Amy Bentley (editor)Paperback

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In the modern age (1920-2000), vast technological innovation spurred greater concentration, standardization, and globalization of the food supply. As advances in agricultural production in the post-World War II era propelled population growth, a significant portion of the population gained access to cheap, industrially produced food while significant numbers remained mired in hunger and malnutrition. Further, as globalization allowed unprecedented access to foods from all parts of the globe, it also hastened environmental degradation, contributed to poor health, and remained a key element in global politics, economics and culture. A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age presents an overview of the period with essays on food production, food systems, food security, safety and crises, food and politics, eating out, professional cooking, kitchens and service work, family and domesticity, body and soul, representations of food, and developments in food production and consumption globally.

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Amy Bentley is Associate Professor of Food Studies in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, USA and author of Eating for Victory: Food Rationing and the Politics of Domesticity.


Series Preface Introduction Amy Bentley, New York University, USA 1 Food Production Jeffrey M. Pilcher, University of Minnesota, USA 2 Food Systems Daniel Block, Chicago State University, USA 3 Food Security, Safety, and Crises: 1920-2000 Peter J. Atkins, Durham University, UK 4 Food and Politics in the Modern Age: 1920-2012 Maya Joseph, The New School for Social Research, USA and Marion Nestle, New York University, USA 5 Eating Out: Going Out, Staying In Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson, Columbia University, USA 6 Kitchen Work: 1920-Present Amy B. Trubek, University of Vermont, USA 7 Family and Domesticity Alice Julier, Chatham University, USA 8 Body and Soul Warren Belasco, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA 9 Food Representations Signe Rousseau, University of Cape Town, South Africa 10 World Developments Fabio Parasecoli, New School, New York, USA Notes Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 19/11/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781474270045
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781474270045
  • weight: 574
  • ISBN10: 1474270042

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