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Reframing Convenience Food

Authors: Jackson, P., Brembeck, H., Everts, J., Fuentes, M., Halkier, B., Hertz, F.D., Meah, A., Viehoff, V., Wenzl, C.

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  • Uses comparative ethnographic evidence , based on contemporary first-hand fieldwork in four European countries
  • Looks at case studies to assess the growth, development, and use of highly prepared foods since the 1950s 
  • The evidence-based research has far reaching economic, ecological, and public health implications
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This book questions the simplistic view that convenience food is unhealthy and environmentally unsustainable. By exploring how various types of convenience food have become embedded in consumers’ lives, it considers what lessons can be learnt from the commercial success of convenience food for those who seek to promote healthier and more sustainable diets. The project draws on original findings from comparative research in the UK, Denmark, Germany and Sweden (funded through the ERA-Net Sustainable Food programme). Reframing Convenience Food avoids moral judgments about convenience food, and instead provides a refreshingly novel perspective guided by an understanding of everyday consumer practice. It will appeal to those with an interest in the sociology and politics behind health, consumerism, sustainability and society.

About the authors

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK

Helene Brembeck is Professor of Ethnology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Jonathan Everts is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Maria Fuentes is Senior Researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Bente Halkier is Professor of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Frej Daniel Hertz is a PhD student at Roskilde University, Denmark

Angela Meah is Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, UK

Valerie Viehoff is completing a PGCE at University College London, UK

Christine Wenzl is a PhD student at the University of Bonn, Germany


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78151-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78150-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reframing Convenience Food
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78151-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78151-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78150-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 274
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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