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Commodities

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Karl Marx once famously remarked that a commodity appears at first sight to be a “very trivial thing” but that further analysis showed it to be of bewildering complexity, “full...

Spices and Flavorings

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Plants possess a wealth of different chemical ingredients, ranging from substances with simple structures to very complicated ones, such as terpene or benzoic derivatives. Some are poisonous, others are important raw materials...

Markets

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Markets © Angela Meah. Markets are places where goods are exchanged for money or traded via other means such as bartering. Many of the world’s oldest markets were food markets, associated with the spice...

Northern Europe – Germany and Surrounding Regions

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...The majority of foods found in modern northern Europe – which includes the lands around the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and those of northern Alpine region – are not indigenous to the area. It is here, however, that one of the most stable...

Africa South from the Sahara

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...Describing the principal sources of food for the inhabitants of Africa south from the Sahara is a relatively easy task. Most diets are dominated by products made from a single staple crop, and there are not all that many of them. Maize...

Conclusion: The routes of contemporary food anxieties

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anxious Appetites : Food and consumer culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This book began by outlining a paradox concerning consumer attitudes to food in modern Western societies where high levels of public anxiety are reported despite a general agreement among official sources that food is as safe and affordable...

Authenticity

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...While in most spheres of life, “authenticity” is considered an overwhelmingly positive trait, providing one of the philosophical foundations for exercising ethical judgment (cf. Trilling 1972; Taylor 1992), the term is regarded...

Food Subsidies and Interventions for Infant and Child Nutrition

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...One hundred and fifty million children, or one in three, in the developing world are seriously malnourished (United Nations Development Program 1990). This includes 38 million children underweight, 13 million wasted, and 42 million stunted....

Choice

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...When thinking about choice in relation to food, it is impossible to ignore availability, and modern supermarkets have excelled in making a wider choice of foods available to many consumers, particularly in the global North. But consumers...

Competing Discourses and the Work of Food Shopping

Shelley L. Koch

Shelley L. Koch is Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Assistant Director of the Masters of Arts program in Community and Organizational Leadership at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Theory of Grocery Shopping : Food, Choice and Conflict

Berg, 2012

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...In 2008, a few months after I completed the data collection for this research, the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression occurred. Although it has been officially over since 2009, the consequences for Americans are so deep...