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Meals to come : a history of the future of food

Author: Warren James Belasco
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: California studies in food and culture, 16.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this provocative and lively addition to his acclaimed writings on food, Warren Belasco takes a sweeping look at a little-explored yet timely topic: humanity's deep-rooted anxiety about the future of food. People have expressed their worries about the future of the food supply in myriad ways, and here Belasco explores a fascinating array of material ranging over two hundred years--from futuristic novels and films  Read more...
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Belasco, Warren James.
Meals to come.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005036472
(OCoLC)62789899
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren James Belasco
ISBN: 9780520940468 0520940466 9781429467414 142946741X 0520904001 9780520904002
OCLC Number: 123767968
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 358 pages, [22] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. I. Debating the future of food: the battle of the think tanks. The stakes in our steaks ; The debate: Will the world run out of food? ; The deep structure of the debate. --
pt. II. Imagining the future of food: speculative fiction. The utopian caveat ; Dystopias. --
pt. III. Things to come: three cornucopian futures. The classical future ; The modernist future ; The recombinant future.
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 16.
Responsibility: Warren Belasco.

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Looks at humanity's deep-rooted anxiety about the future of food. This book explores an array of material ranging over two hundred years - from futuristic novels and films to world's fairs, Disney  Read more...

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