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Fast food/slow food : the cultural economy of the global food system

Author: Richard R Wilk
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Altamira Press, ©2006.
Series: Society for Economic Anthropology monographs, v. 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wilk and his colleagues draw upon their own international field experience to examine how food systems are changing around the globe. The authors offer a cultural perspective that is mising in other economic and developmental studies, and provide rich ethnographic data on markets, industrial production, and food economies. This new book will appeal to professionals in economic and environmental anthropology:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fast food/slow food.
Lanham, MD : Altamira Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)654747232
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Wilk
ISBN: 9780759109148 0759109141 9780759109155 075910915X
OCLC Number: 65425915
Notes: A collection of papers presented at a conference.
Description: vi, 268 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction. --
Food at moderate speeds / Sidney Mintz --
From wild weeds to artisanal cheese / Richard Wilk --
pt. 2. Whole food economies: breaking down dichotomies. --
Building lives with food: production, circulation, and consumption of food in Yap / James A. Egan, Michael L. Burton, and Karen L. Nero --
Food for the Malian middle class: an invisible cuisine / Dolores Koenig --
Taco Bell, Maseca, and slow food: a postmodern apocalypse for Mexico's peasant cuisine? / Jeffrey M. Pilcher --
From hunger foods to heritage foods: challenges to food localization in Lao PDR / Penny Van Esterik --
Tasting the worlds of yesterday and today: culinary tourism and nostalgia foods in the post-Soviet Russia / Melissa L. Caldwell --
pt. 3. The contradictions of industrial food. --
Kaiten-zushi and konbini Japanese food culture in the age of mechanical reproduction / Theodore C. Bestor --
Rice ball rivalries: Japanese convenience stores and the appetite of late capitalism / Gavin Hamilton Whitelaw --Global tastes, local contexts: an ethnographic account of fast food expression in San Fernando City, the Philippines / Ty Matejowsky --
pt. 4. Transforming markets and reconnecting with consumers. --
From the bottom up: the global expansion of Chinese vegetable trade for New York City markets / Valerie Imbruce --
The role of ideology in New Mexico's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organizations: conflicting visions between growers and members / Lois Stanford --
Artisanal cheese and economies of sentiment in New England / Heather Paxson --
Fast and slow food in the fast lane: automobility and the Australian diet / Cathy Banwell, Jane Dixon, Sarah Hinde, and Heather McIntyre --
Just Java: roasting fair trade coffee / Sarah Lyon.
Series Title: Society for Economic Anthropology monographs, v. 24.
Other Titles: Cultural economy of the global food system
Responsibility: edited by Richard Wilk.
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