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Speculation and food prices

Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner has been analyzing, writing about and commenting on European and international agriculture and food policy developments for more than thirty years. Notable publications include European Agriculture: Policies, Production and Trade, Growing Pains: New Europe and the CAP in The Perfect Union? New Europe and the EU (edited by Roger Gough) and A Guide to the Reformed CAP. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Global food futures : Feeding the world in 2050

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...What is speculation? Speculation is generally acknowledged to be the practice of engaging in an uncertain financial transaction in an attempt to profit from short-term or medium-term fluctuations in the market value of a commodity, rather...

Familiarity, Ambience and Intentionality

The Restaurants Book : Ethnographies of Where We Eat

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Let me begin with two scenes: Scene 1: Friday night, strip mall parking lot wet from a recent downpour, we zoom into the “family” restaurant. The televisions located in the four corners of the restaurant, around the bar...

Kitchen mishaps: Performances of masculine domesticity in American comedy films

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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Food, Masculinities, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Food has historically played a visible role in comedy films by offering opportunities for physical slapstick, interactions among characters, and embarrassing situations. Banana peels, pie in the face, and disgusting ingredients forced...

Tasting Wisconsin

The Restaurants Book : Ethnographies of Where We Eat

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Introduction Perhaps I am a naïve culinary optimist. I know that Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Olive Garden and Sysco dominate our culinary landscape. I know that many Americans, when confronted with an office party in New Mexico, Illinois...

Being too big—as deviance from the societal order

Food, Power, and Agency

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Food and power are closely interlinked in a complex web. Food is a result of power relations and is used to underscore and establish them. Virtually the entire spectrum of power inequalities is reflected in how food is allocated, which...

Side-Dish Kitchen

The Restaurants Book : Ethnographies of Where We Eat

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Sagara Store. The simplicity of the name evokes an earlier era in Hawai`i, before ubiquitous talk of branding, fast food outlets, and endless meal choices made the question of where or what to eat a ponderous issue. To get to Sagara Store...

Conclusions: ‘Reconnection’ through Care

Moya Kneafsey

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Moya Kneafsey, Coventry University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rosie Cox

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Rosie Cox, Birkbeck, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lewis Holloway

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Lewis Holloway, University of Hull Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Dowler

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Elizabeth Dowler, University of Warwick Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laura Venn

Laura Venn, BMG Research, Birmingham Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Helena Tuomainen

Helena Tuomainen, formerly at University of Warwick Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reconnecting Consumers, Producers and Food : Exploring Alternatives

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Introduction . . . if you can do a little thing in some little way that does help either the environment or your community then you know . . . you’re making a small contribution. It doesn’t mean you’re going to change the world...

Daughters, Duty and Deference in the Franco-Chinese Restaurant

The Restaurants Book : Ethnographies of Where We Eat

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...As I walked through the doorway of Le Salon Impérial after an absence of six months, I noticed that the counter that displayed trays of prepared stir-fried vegetable and meat dishes, stews, steamed pork buns, dumplings and other delicacies...

Food, Family and Tradition in Northern Italy

The Restaurants Book : Ethnographies of Where We Eat

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Introducing the Family, the Restaurant and the Region When my wife and I mentioned to friends that we planned to visit Emilia-Romagna, they advised us to visit a Michelin-starred family restaurant run by friends of theirs. This is,...

Eating at School in France: An Anthropological Analysis of the Dynamics and Issues Involved in Implementing Public Policy, 1970–2001

Eating Out in Europe : Picnics, Gourmet Dining and Snacks since the Late Eighteenth Century

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...Food crises have been in the limelight lately, and many people involved in food matters seek to understand consumers’ attitudes, particularly from the viewpoint of social science. Anthropologists specializing in food matters, for instance...