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Foodies, Second Edition : Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape.

Author: Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Cultural spaces.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed
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This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent 'hole in the wall' ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinction for economic and cultural elites,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Johnston, Josee.
Foodies, Second Edition : Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josee Johnston; Shyon Baumann
ISBN: 9781317745013 1317745019
OCLC Number: 898103373
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface to Second Edition; Series Foreword to Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Entering the Delicious World of Foodies; The Fall of the French: A Historical Perspective on Culinary De-sacralization; The Contemporary Gourmet Foodscape: Foodies and Inequality; Key Features of the Gourmet Foodscape: Tastes and Trends; Chapter Overview; 1 Foodies, Omnivores, and Discourse; An Introduction to the Study of Food and Taste; Discourse, Democracy, and Distinction; What is a "Foodie"?; 2 Eating Authenticity; Unpacking Authenticity. Dimensions of Authentic FoodThe Cultural Politics of Authenticity; 3 The Culinary Other: Seeking Exoticism; Culinary Colonialism?; Culinary Cosmopolitanism?; Operationalizing Exoticism; 4 Foodie Politics: This is One Delicious Revolution!; Political Eating: A Historical Perspective; Competing Ideologies in Foodie Politics; The Discourse of Foodie Politics; Foodies Speak: Balancing Pleasure and Politics; Conclusion; 5 Class and Its Absence; Frames in Gourmet Food Writing: Obscuring Inequality; Three Frames for Maintaining Classlessness. The Foodie as Omnivore: Rejecting Snobbery and Negotiating StatusConclusions on Class and Status: Minimized but Still Relevant; 6 Caring about Food: Doing Gender in the Foodie Kitchen; An Introduction to Gendered Foodies; Gender, Food, and Identity; Doing Gender in Foodie Culture; Pleasure; Care Work; Knowledge and Expertise; Conclusion: How Foodies Do Gender; Conclusion: Foodie Continuity, Change, and Moral Ambiguity; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Endnotes; References; Index.
Series Title: Cultural spaces.

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This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent 'hole in the wall' ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinction for economic and cultural elites, indirectly maintaining and reproducing social inequality. While the first storyline insists that anybody can be a foodie, the second asks foodies to look in the mirror and think about their.

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As Johnston and Baumann show in their stimulating analyses of the gourmet foodscape today, food both divides people and brings them together. Their illuminating interviews take the reader into the Read more...

 
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