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Published: 28 October 2004

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719068546

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Qualities of food

Mark Harvey, Andrew McMeekin, and Alan Warde

Published by Manchester University Press

New Dynamics of Innovation and Competition MUP

  • In this book, the complexity and the significance of the foods we eat are analysed from a variety of perspectives, by sociologists, economists, geographers and anthropologists
  • Asks questions such as: How do people make judgments about taste? How do such judgments come to be shared by groups of people? What social and organisational processes result in foods being certified as of decent or proper quality? How has dissatisfaction with the food system been expressed? What alternatives are thought to be possible?
  • Focuses on theoretical and conceptual issues and considers processes of formal and informal regulation
  • Examines social and political responses to industrialised food production and mass consumption

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