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Identity: Are We What We Eat?

Warren Belasco

Warren Belasco is Professor Emeritus of American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. He is the author of Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry, Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food, and Food: The Key Concepts. He has edited Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies (with Philip Scranton), and Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart (with Roger Horowitz). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2008

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... in seasoning are extensive, so one must be wary of over-generalizing – except perhaps if you are a mass-marketer selling stereotypical “ethnic foods” such as tacos, spaghetti sauce, or egg rolls (Belasco 1987). Cuisines also prescribe the way food...

Responsibility: Who Pays for Dinner?

Warren Belasco

Warren Belasco is Professor Emeritus of American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. He is the author of Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry, Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food, and Food: The Key Concepts. He has edited Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies (with Philip Scranton), and Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart (with Roger Horowitz). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food : The Key Concepts

Berg, 2008

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... difficult childbirth, spousal abuse, the brutalization of animals, along with assorted bruised heels, dust, thorns, and thistles – the primal ecological and economic catastrophe. Taken from Belasco 2006c. Taken from...

Convenience

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

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... of a “convenience” food—small and portable, nutritious, cheap, and ready to eat—the term is usually applied to processed foods that have been manufactured for mass consumption. Indeed, Warren Belasco describes convenience as the food...

Technologies

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... at definition. As Warren Belasco (2006) confirms in his history of the future of food, consumers have always been ambivalent toward technological innovations in relation to food; some of the reasons for this will be explored in this essay.Taking...

Science

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... that shapes how and what food is eaten, where. Science and the Problem of Food Warren Belasco (2006) identifies the emergence in the late eighteenth century of three main narratives associated with the future of food,...

Foodscapes

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Differing from most of the food-words discussed in this volume, the term foodscape is one that has not worked its way into everyday vocabulary. Neither is it a very well-known concept in food studies research. Within those contexts where...

Fresh

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

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...Words like “fresh” and “natural” are deployed in food marketing and similar contexts in an almost uniformly positive way. They are examples of the kind of “warmly persuasive” terms (like “community”) that never seem to be used unfavorably...

Responsibility

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Conventional definitions suggest that to be responsible is to be morally accountable for one’s actions. But morality and accountability are equally applicable at scales beyond the individual, as in current debates about corporate social...

Values

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

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...Values © Angela Meah. “Value” is a deeply ambivalent word, referring simultaneously to the price of goods (their market value) and to the things we value or hold dear that are often considered...

Farming

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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Richard Lee

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Farming © Angela Meah. Farming encompasses a wide variety of organized land- or marine-based activities...