Anne Murcott is Professorial Research Associate, Food Studies Centre, Department of Anthropology, SOAS University of London and Honorary Professor, School of Sociology & Social Policy, University of Nottingham, UK. Among her books is The Sociology of Food: Eating, Diet and Culture (with Stephen Mennell and Anneke van Otterloo). In 2009 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Both food and politics are fundamentals in human society . . .
Without food an individual eventually dies; if too many do so, whole groups die out . . .
Power, and its (mal)distribution, is an ever-present feature...
...Governance is frequently distinguished from government, the latter referring to the power and rule of the state, the former to the regulatory role of various state and nonstate mechanisms (see, for example, Jessop 1995; Stoker 1998)....
...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....
Amy Bentley is Associate Professor of Food Studies in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture
Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
...Jars of Gerber baby food carrots and peas, brightly colored lunch boxes festooned with beloved Scooby-Doo cartoon characters, Atkins low-carb ready-to-eat meals, and Ensure liquid supplements: What do these products have in common and how...
...As a branch of biology, ecology comprises the scientific study of the relationship between plant and animal organisms and their environment. The term was coined in 1866 by the German scientist Ernst Haeckel. Ecological thinking was further...
...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...
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