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Food In Global History.

Author: Raymond Grew
Publisher: New York : Westview Press, 2008.
Series: Science Reference Center.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social scientists have studied foods in many different ways. Historians have most often studied the history of specific foods, and anthropologists have emphasized the role of food in religious rituals and group identities. Sociologists have looked primarily at food as an indicator of social class and a factor in social ties, and nutritionists have focused on changing patterns of consumption and applied medical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Grew
ISBN: 0813338840 9780813338842 9780786743322 0786743328
OCLC Number: 952495619
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages)
Contents: 6 Food Policies, Nutrition Policies, and Their Influence on Processes of Change: European Examples7 Food Policy Research in a Global Context: The West African Sahel; 8 Child Nutrition in Developing Countries and Its Policy Consequences; Part 3 Global Systems and Human Diet; 9 Food System Globalization, Eating Transformations, and Nutrition Transitions; 10 Fat and Sugar in the Global Diet: Dietary Diversity in the Nutrition Transition; 11 The 'Mad Cow' Crisis: A Global Perspective; Part 4 Eating Together Globally; 12 The Family Meal and Its Significance in Global Times. 13 We Eat Each Other's Food to Nourish Our Body: The Global and the Local as Mutually Constituent Forces14 Food and the Counterculture: A Story of Bread and Politics; List of Contributors.
Series Title: Science Reference Center.

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Experts from a variety of disciplines place food in the framework of global history, looking at the global connections of ecology, public policy, diet, and customs on several continents.  Read more...

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