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Food Words: Essays in Culinary Culture by Peter Jackson

By Peter Jackson

Food phrases is a chain of provocative essays on probably the most vital key terms within the emergent box of nutrition reports, targeting present controversies and on-going debates.

Words like 'choice' and 'convenience' are usually used as explanatory phrases in realizing buyer habit yet are in actual fact ideological within the means they mirror specific positions and serve particular pursuits, whereas phrases like 'taste' and 'value' are not any much less complicated and contested.

Inspired through Raymond Williams, meals Words lines the a number of meanings of every of our key phrases, monitoring nuances in several (academic, advertisement and coverage) contexts. Mapping the dynamic meanings of every time period, the ebook strikes ahead from serious overview to lively intervention -- an perspective that's mirrored in the vigorous, occasionally combative, variety of the essays. each one essay is research-based and entirely referenced yet obtainable to the final reader.

With a foreword through eminent foodstuff student Warren Belasco, Professor of yankee reports on the college of Maryland-Baltmore County, and written via an inter-disciplinary staff linked to the CONANX study undertaking (Consumer tradition in an 'age of anxiety'), Food Words can be crucial analyzing for nutrients students around the arts, humanities and social sciences.

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