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Food Between the Country and the City

Food Between the Country and the City: Ethnographies of a Changing Global Foodscape

by Nuno Domingos

Nuno Domingos is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at theInstituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa,and a Research Associate of the Food Studies Centre, SOAS, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, José Manuel Sobral

José Manuel Sobral was Assistant Professor of History at the Universidade de Lisboa where he taught European Medieval History and Portuguese Contemporary History from 1977-1984, and is now Senior Research Fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa, where he is currently the Director of the PhD Program in Social Anthropology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Harry G. West

Harry G. West is Professor of Anthropology, and Chair of the Food Studies Centre, at SOAS, University of London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2013
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781350042186
  • ISBN:
    978-1-35004-218-6 (online)

    978-0-85785-649-4 (hardback)

    978-0-85785-538-1 (paperback)

    978-0-85785-728-6 (epdf)

    978-0-85785-704-0 (epub)
  • Edition:
    First published
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2017
Food Between the Country and the City
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At a time when the relationship between 'the country' and 'the city' is in flux worldwide, the value and meanings of food associated with both places continue to be debated. Building upon the foundation of Raymond Williams' classic work, The Country and the City, this volume examines how conceptions of the country and the city invoked in relation to food not only reflect their changing relationship but have also been used to alter the very dynamics through which countryside and cities, and the food grown and eaten within them, are produced and sustained.

Leading scholars in the study of food offer ethnographic studies of peasant homesteads, family farms, community gardens, state food industries, transnational supermarkets, planning offices, tourist boards, and government ministries in locales across the globe. This fascinating collection provides vital new insight into the contested dynamics of food and will be key reading for upper-level students and scholars of food studies, anthropology, history and geography.