The Globalization of Food

The Globalization of Food

By: David Inglis (editor), Debra L. Gimlin (editor)Paperback

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The Globalization of Food provides a comprehensive guide to all of the key issues involving globalization and the production, distribution and consumption of food in the present day. From domestic kitchens to factory farms, from corporate board-rooms to the fields of the Developing World, the book examines the most important sites and processes involved in changing the ways people all across the planet eat today. Rich in detail, expansive in scope and ambitious in coverage, The Globalization of Food forcefully demonstrates the central role of food in many of the crucial and most controversial social and political issues of the 21st century.The Globalization of Food:- Investigates the multiple ways in which globalization and food are interrelated- Spans established and emerging schools of thought in the field- Covers a broad range of examples and case studies from around the globe- Analyses the key controversies and dilemmas created by food globalization- Features contributions from leading experts in a range of disciplinesContributors include Pat Caplan, Carole Counihan, Marianne Elisabeth Lien, Alan Warde and Rick Wilk.

About Author

David Inglis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. Debra Gimlin is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen.


Provisional table of contents SECTION 1: The Globalization of Food Production Introduction Chapter 2: Delocalising Salmon: 'Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon' and the Emergence of a Universal Artefact Chapter 3: Localization and Globalization in the Livestock Industry (Rhoda Wilkie, University of Aberdeen) SECTION 2: Connecting Globalized Production and Globalized Consumption Editors' Introduction Chapter 4: Fair Trade Food: Connecting Producers and Consumers (Caroline Wright, University of Warwick) Chapter 5: Between Brand and Place: The Global Wine Market, Pedagogies of Tasting and the Tyranny of Parker's Scores (Stefano Ponte, Danish Institute for International Studies) Chapter 6: Globalization and Obesity (Jeffery Sobal, Cornell University and Wm. Alex McIntosh, Texas A&M University) SECTION 3: Globalization, Localization, Contestation, Politics Editors' Introduction Chapter 7: Virtue and Valorisation: 'Local Food' in the United States and France (Michaela DeSoucey, Northwestern University; Isabelle Techoueyres, University of Bordeaux) Chapter 8: Reign of the Terroir: the Cult of the Artisan in the French Gastronomic Field (Rick Fantasia, Smith College) Chapter 9: Unpacking the Localist Response to the Globalization of Food (Julie Guthman, University of California, Santa Cruz) Chapter 10: Gastronomic Revolutionaries: Slow food and the Politics of 'Virtuous Globalization' (Alison Leitch, Macquarie University) Chapter 11: Eating Your Way to Global Citizenship (Danielle Gallegos, Murdoch University) SECTION 4: Food, Selfhood, Identity and Globalization Editors' Introduction Chapter 12: Food Nationalism and American Identity (Shyon Baumann and Josee Johnston, University of Toronto) Chapter 13: Contemporary Hispanic Foodways in the San Luis Valley of Colorado: The Local, the Global, the Hybrid and the Processed (Carole Counihan, Millersville University) Chapter 14: Culinary Discourses: A Comparison of Four Ethnographic Settings (Pat Caplan, Goldsmiths College) SECTION 5: The Globalized Menu Editors' Introduction Chapter 15: Feeding Modern Desires: Exotic Restaurants and Expatriate Home Cooking (Krishnendu Ray, New York University) Chapter 16: Completely Unique but Appealing to Everyone: Managing Difference on the Globalized Menu of National and Ethnic Foods (Richard Wilk, Indiana University) Chapter 17: Convergent Tendencies in Global Context: A Comparison of Britain and France (Alan Warde, University of Manchester)

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845208202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781845208202
  • weight: 485
  • ISBN10: 184520820X

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