The Practice of the Meal: Food, Families and the Market Place (Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research)

The Practice of the Meal: Food, Families and the Market Place (Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research)

By: Benedetta Cappellini (editor), David Marshall (editor), Elizabeth Parsons (editor)Hardback

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Reflecting a growing interest in consumption practices, and particularly relating to food, this cross disciplinary volume brings together diverse perspectives on our (often taken for granted) domestic mealtimes. By unpacking the meal as a set of practices - acquisition, appropriation, appreciation and disposal - it shows the role of the market in such processes by looking at how consumers make sense of marketplace discourses, whether this is how brand discourses influence shopping habits, or how consumers interact with the various spaces of the market. Revealing food consumption through both material and symbolic aspects, and the role that marketplace institutions, discourses and places play in shaping, perpetuating or transforming them, this holistic approach reveals how consumer practices of `the meal', and the attendant meaning-making processes which surround them, are shaped. This wide-ranging collection will be of great interest to a wide range of scholars interested in marketing, consumer behaviour and food studies, as well as the sociology of both families and food.

About Author

Benedetta Cappellini is a lecturer in Marketing at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research interests are in food consumption, material culture and family consumption. She has published in Journal of Business Research, The Sociological Review, Consumption, Markets and Culture, Journal of Consumer Behaviour and Advances in Consumer Research. Her teaching interests are in consumer behaviour and marketing communication. David Marshall is Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour at the University of Edinburgh Business School. His primary research interests include research on food access and availability; consumer food choice and eating rituals; and children's discretionary consumption in relation to food advertising and marketing. He edited Understanding Children as Consumers (2010) and Food Choice and the Consumer (1995) and has published in a number of academic journals including The Sociological Review, Journal of Marketing Management, Consumption, Markets and Culture, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, International Journal of Advertising and Marketing to Children (Young Consumers), Appetite, Food Quality and Preference, International Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Human Nutrition. Elizabeth Parsons is a Professor of Marketing at the University of Liverpool. Her research interests include: consumer culture, critical marketing, and gender, identity and subjectivity at work. Recent co-edited texts include: Branded Lives: The Production and Consumption of Meaning at Work (Edward Elgar) and Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies (Sage). She is also co-editor of the journal Marketing Theory.


Preface 1. Introduction: The practice of the meal (David Marshall, Benedetta Cappellini and Elizabeth Parsons) Part I: Acquisition 2. Authentic Food and the Double Nature of Branding (Soren Askegaard, Dorthe Brogard Kristensen and Sofia Ulver-Sneistrup) 3. The Supermarket Revisited: Families shopping food (Malene Gram) 4. Working Your Way Down: Re-balancing Bourdieu's capitals in times of need (Benedetta Cappellini, Alessandra Marilli and Elizabeth Parsons) 5. The Multi-Cultural Food Market: Grocery stores approaching foreign-born consumers in Sweden (Karin M. Ekstroem) Part II: Appropriation 6. Appropriation (Alice Julier) 7. Appropriating Bimby on the Internet: Perspectives on technology mediated meals by a virtual brand community (Monica Truninger) 8. The Digital Virtual Dimension of the Meal (Janice Denegri-Knott and Rebecca Jenkins) 9. Fraught Contexts and Mediated Culinary Practices: Ontological practices and politics (Paul Hewer) Part III: Appreciation 10. Consuming the Family and the Meal: Representations of the family meal in women's magazines over 60 years (David Marshall, Teresa Davis, Margaret Hogg,Tanja Schneider and Alan Petersen) 11. From Harmony to Disruption and Inability: On the embodiment of mothering and its consumption (Susanna Molander) 12. The Intersection of Family Dinners and High School Schedules in Urban China (Ann Veeck, Hongyan Yu, and Fang (Grace) Yu) 13. Meal Deviations: Children's food socialisation and the practice of snacking (David Marshall) Part IV: Disposal 14. The Milk in the Sink: Waste, date labeling and food disposal (Carl Yngfalk) 15. The Quest for the Empty Fridge: Examining consumers' mindful food disposition (Elina Narvanen, Nina Mesiranta, and Annilotta Hukkanen) 16. "Don't Waste the Waste": Dumpster dinners among garbage gourmands (Marie Mourad and Alex Barnard) 17. Shit Happens: Excrement as fear of waste, and waste of fear (Robin Canniford and Alan Bradshaw) 18. Concluding Remarks (Benedetta Cappellini, David Marshall and Elizabeth Parsons)

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  • ISBN13: 9781138817685
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 252
  • ID: 9781138817685
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 1138817686

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