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Food-Borne Infection

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Numerous infectious diseases are acquired by the ingestion of contaminated food, milk, or water. Such illnesses have a worldwide distribution, although, predictably, the incidence is greatest in those countries where deficiencies exist...

Security

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Security delineates a space free from care, worry, and anxiety. Security implies safety. Within a secure space subjects are free to move without impedance to their well-being. Security is freedom. Delineating a space of security, however...

Epilogue

Anne Murcott

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.

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The Politics of Food

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...Introduction 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...

Anxiety as a social condition

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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...The distinction between individual and social anxieties is central to this book’s argument. While individuals may have personal concerns about food, including food allergies or intolerances or a medical condition such as anorexia nervosa...

Governance

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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)....

Technologies

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Technologies can be thought of as the practical application of skills and knowledge, including scientific knowledge, to human activity. More commonly, technologies are regarded as particular instruments or artifacts that are operated...

Food Toxins and Poisons from Microorganisms

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The Processes Affecting Toxicity Rather than undertaking a categoric examination of the myriad toxins in food, this essay highlights various considerations that should provide a sense...

Labeling

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Labelling © Angela Meah. In North America, Europe, and beyond, debates about labels for nutritional content, country of origin, fair trade, food miles, expiry dates...

Scourge or Savior? The Complex Relationship between Food and Science

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction The relationship between food and science has long been complex and contested. On the one hand, various technologies have been fundamental to providing access to affordable, safe, and nutritious food (Laudan 2001), with beer...

Food Safety and Biotechnology

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...The ready availability of safe, wholesome food is often taken for granted by citizens of modern societies. However, maintaining the safety of a large, diverse food supply is a challenging undertaking that requires coordinated effort at many...