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Hunger and Famine

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

...Hunger © Angela Meah. Though famine has a very particular meaning, the related idea of hunger can be used in both a physiological and a metaphorical sense. Hinting at its complexity...

Oddballs and Villains

Ken Albala

Ken Albala is Professor of History at the University of the Pacific and chair of the Food Studies MA program in San Francisco. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beans : A History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...Every family has its black sheep oddballs and criminal types. Beans are no different. They seem odd only by comparison to the respectable members of the Fabaceae family, and many have found very happy homes throughout the world. Some...

Geophagiac: Art, Food, Dirt

Lindsay Kelley

Lindsay Kelley is a practising artist and Lecturer at UNSW Australia Art & Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thinking with Soils : Material Politics and Social Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...What is Geophagy? What is Food? Everybody eats dirt. Every day people unknowingly ingest small amounts of dust and earth. “Geophagy” refers to knowingly and intentionally ingesting soil, clay, or earth. Immunologist Gerald Callahan...

Energy and Protein Metabolism

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...In conventional scientific usage, when the word metabolism is joined with energy, it takes on a somewhat different meaning than when it is joined with protein. The latter – protein metabolism – usually includes consideration...

Extract from Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Contemporary Transitions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Entitlements and OwnershipStarvation is the characteristic of some people not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic of there being not enough food to eat. While the latter can be a cause of the former, it is but one...

Food Poverty: ‘Poor people should eat porridge not coco pops’, it’s far cheaper

Anne Murcott

Anne Murcott is Honorary Professorial Research Associate, Food Studies Centre, Department of Anthropology, SOAS University of London, Professor Emerita, London South Bank University and Honorary Professor, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham. 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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Introducing the Sociology of Food & Eating

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A sugary cocoa flavoured cereal manufactured by Kelloggs on sale on several continents, sometimes under different trade names.Feeding America’s clients live in working households . . . most face wrenching choices between paying for food...

World Developments

Fabio Parasecoli

Fabio Parasecoli is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Food Studies at the New School in New York City. Among his publications are Food Culture in Italy and Bite Me: Food and Popular Culture (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The previous chapters in this volume have illustrated various aspects of food culture from the 1920s to the new millennium. This chapter does not claim to offer new insights based on original material, but it is rather an overview...

Introduction

Carol Helstosky

Carol F. Helstosky is Assistant Professor of European History at the University of Denver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Garlic and Oil : Politics and Food in Italy

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...Italian food is everywhere we look: espresso bars, lavishly photographed cookbooks, Italian cooking shows on television, and pizza delivered to our doorsteps. Despite our familiarity with Italian food, we know very little about its history....

Food Production

A Cultural History of Food in the Early Modern Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Food production was the central process of the early modern European economy. This is true not simply in the sense that adequate nutrition is the logical precondition of all economic activity, but also in terms of the dominant position...

Food Systems

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...An Autarkic Early Middle Ages? The early Middle Ages have been described as a period that was dominated by the autarkic responses of a primarily rural peasant...