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Packaging

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Packaging © Angela Meah. Food packages are literally to be found everywhere, in supermarkets and convenience stores, in restaurants, in workplaces, and in the homes...

Waste

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Waste © Angela Meah. Waste is matter that has crossed a contingent cultural line that separates it from stuff that is worth keeping or using. The stark statistics representing just how much matter could...

Rethinking ‘convenience’ and food waste

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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...Building on the previous chapter which focused on consumer anxieties about food at the household level of everyday domestic practice, this final empirical chapter demonstrates the value of applying a similar approach to two further areas...

Media

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A medium (plural media) is “any material through which something else may be transmitted” and media of communication are therefore “any means by which messages may be transmitted” (Hartley 2005: 142). Compared with John Hartley...

Eating for self and society: Responsible, acceptable and abject bodies

Emma-Jayne Abbots

Emma-Jayne Abbots is a senior lecturer in anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Agency of Eating : Mediation, Food and the Body

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction This final ethnographic chapter extends the discussion of global foods and its alternatives by further examining how the self and ‘other’ are constituted by eating foods socially labelled as ‘good’ and ‘bad’. My focus shifts...

Materialities

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...“Materialities” is a word that embraces and invokes a range of ways of thinking, which together can cast distinctive light on the ways in which the matter of food matters. The word is one of those pieces of academic jargon that can...

Ordinary Domestic Practice: Conceptualizing, Researching, Representing

David Evans

David Evans is Lecturer in Sociology and Research Fellow of the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Waste : Home Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In public and policy debates about food waste, households and consumers are positioned and represented in very particular ways. At worst, they are blamed and chastised for current levels of waste generation and at best, responsibilities...

Conclusion: Living with Food, Reducing Waste

David Evans

David Evans is Lecturer in Sociology and Research Fellow of the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Waste : Home Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In summary, this book has gone behind closed doors—into the lives and homes of ordinary people—to explore some of the ways in which stuff that is “food” becomes stuff that is “waste.” Chapters 3 and 4 focussed on how “food” becomes...

What is (not) Food? The Construction of Food Waste as a Social Problem

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In July 2014, John Oliver dedicated an episode of his new and popular HBO Last Week Tonight series to food waste. Oliver opened the segment by observing the plethora of all you can eat commercials on American television, and linked...

Bringing Waste to The Table

David Evans

David Evans is Lecturer in Sociology and Research Fellow of the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Waste : Home Consumption, Material Culture and Everyday Life

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Having opened with some grounded and situated stories, this chapter takes a step back to scale the heights of the broader academic debates and emerging political concerns that provide the impetus for writing (and reading) a book about food...