Food Culture, Consumption and Society

Authors: Corvo, Paolo

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  • Combines anthropology, psychology, economics, philosophy, history and sociology to present an holistic approach to analysing food
    Explores the interaction among individuals, civil society and institutions to understand various social dynamics and possible developments
    Takes into account cultural, traditional and historical differences to consider a varying human experience of food and consumption

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This book analyses how consumer food choices have undergone profound changes in the context of the economic crisis, including the rediscovery of local products and the diffusion of multi-ethnic food. Corvo argues that a new ecological relationship between food and the environment is needed to reduce food problems such as food waste and obesity.

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Paolo Corvo is Director of the Sociology Laboratory at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy. His research interests include food and consumption, sustainable and enogastronomic tourism, local territorial development, quality of life and happiness.

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“In today plethora of books and papers about “food”, Prof. Corvo’s book represents a welcome and refreshing exception. Corvo’s book not only encompasses the traditional methods to study food’s implications in its many different anthropological, social, consumeristic and pleasure aspects, but shows the links between them in a creative and original manner ... . “Food Culture, Consumption and Society” is a fascinating reading not only because of the amount of information provided, but also due to Prof. Corvo writing style – at times provocative and passionate – but always clear and to the point.” (Paolo Benassi, Hollywood, US)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-24

    Corvo, Paolo

  • Food Culture and Society

    Pages 25-51

    Corvo, Paolo

  • Crisis and the New Patterns of Food Consumption

    Pages 52-87

    Corvo, Paolo

  • Problematics of Food

    Pages 88-109

    Corvo, Paolo

  • Food, Environment and Quality of Life

    Pages 110-153

    Corvo, Paolo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Culture, Consumption and Society
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39817-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137398178
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56100-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 169
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