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Media and Food Industries

The New Politics of Food

Authors: Phillipov, Michelle

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  • The first book-length study to focus on the food and media industries as key drivers of change in contemporary food cultures 
  • Demonstrates how relationships between media, food industries and food politics are contributing to the emergence of new media texts, new food products, and new food markets and marketing strategies 
  • Empirically grounded in original interview data with media and food producers, television cooking show contestants and celebrity chefs, producing a detailed examination of the relationships between media and food industries 
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About this book

This volume is the first to combine textual analysis of food media texts with interviews with media production staff, reality TV contestants, celebrity chefs, and food producers and retailers across the artisan-conventional spectrum. Intensified media interest in food has seen food politics become a dominant feature of popular media—from television and social media to cookbooks and advertising. This is often thought to be driven by consumers and by new ethics of consumption, but Media and Food Industries reveals how contemporary food politics is also being shaped by political and economic imperatives within the media and food industries.  It explores the behind-the-scenes production dynamics of contemporary food media to assess the roles of—and relationships between—media and food industries in shaping new concerns and meanings with respect to food.

About the authors

Michelle Phillipov is Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Reviews

“Phillipov’s attention to industrial forces, logics and ‘compatibilities’ is a key strength of the book, which should be read by scholars and students interested in how media and food systems understand each other. … The book as a whole is animated by an interest how the politics of food is represented, shaped, and formatted by media industries.” (Luke van Ryn, Agriculture and Human Values, Vol. 36 (3), 2019)

“Michelle Phillipov highlights in this clearly structured and impeccably argued book is that media is not just a passive player in these practices. It does not simply facilitate the dissemination and exchange of information, but actively shapes associated discourses and practices. … Phillipov’s volume makes a valuable and entertaining addition to the body of academic literature exploring ethical and alternative food movements, practices, and products from a variety of perspectives, encompassing sociology, cultural studies, geography, environmental studies, sustainability, and others.” (Paula Arcari, Media Industries, Vol. 6 (1), 2019)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: New Food Politics

    Pages 1-25

    Phillipov, Michelle

  • Resisting ‘Agribusiness Apocalypse’: The Pleasures and Politics of Ethical Food

    Pages 29-51

    Phillipov, Michelle

  • Food Television and Celebrity Chefs: Lifestyle Branding and Commodified Idyllism

    Pages 53-75

    Phillipov, Michelle

  • The ‘Social Life’ of Celebrity Brands: Maggie Beer’s Verjuice

    Pages 79-106

    Phillipov, Michelle

  • Media Tourism and Rural Romance: Constructing Food Television’s ‘Cult Geographies’

    Pages 107-131

    Phillipov, Michelle

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media and Food Industries
Book Subtitle
The New Politics of Food
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64101-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64101-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64100-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87723-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 259
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