Food Nations

Author: Warren Belasco
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136700765
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This original collection abandons culinary nostalgia and the cataloguing of regional cuisines to examine the role of food and food marketing in constructing culture, consumer behavior, and national identity.

Food in the USA

Author: Carole Counihan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135323593
Format: PDF, ePub
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From Thanksgiving to fast food to the Passover seder, Food in the USA brings together the essential readings on these topics and is the only substantial collection of essays on food and culture in the United States. Essay topics include the globalization of U.S. food; the dangers of the meatpacking industry; the rise of Italian-American food; the meaning of Soul food; the anorexia epidemic; the omnipotence of Coca-Cola; and the invention of Thanksgiving. Together, the collection provides a fascinating look at how and why we Americans are what we eat.

The Business of Tourism

Author: Philip Scranton
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812239683
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Business of Tourism transports readers from the foundations of mass leisure travel in 1860s Egypt to contemporary religious sight-seeing in Branson, Missouri; from the Stalinist Soviet Union to post-Soviet Cuba. This collection of ten essays explores the enterprises, institutions, and technologies of tourist activity.

The Technological Fix

Author: Lisa Rosner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135938504
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The term "technological fix" should mean a fix provided by technology--a solution for all of our problems, from medicine and food production to the environment and business. Instead, technological fix has come to mean a cheap, quick fix using inappropriate technology that usually creates more problems than it solves. This collection sets out the distinction between a technological fix and a true technological solution. Bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines, the essays trace the technological fix as it has appeared throughout the twentieth century. Addressing such "fixes" as artificial hearts, industrial agriculture and climate engineering, these essays examine our need to turn to technology for solutions to all of our problems.

Putting Meat on the American Table

Author: Roger Horowitz
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801882401
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Engagingly written and richly illustrated, Putting Meat on the American Table explains how America became a meat-eating nation -- from the colonial period to the present. It examines the relationships between consumer preference and meat processing -- looking closely at the production of beef, pork, chicken, and hot dogs.Betty Fussell, Gastronomica

Food and Health in Early Modern Europe

Author: David Gentilcore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472528425
Format: PDF
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Food and Health in Early Modern Europe is both a history of food practices and a history of the medical discourse about that food. It is also an exploration of the interaction between the two: the relationship between evolving foodways and shifting medical advice on what to eat in order to stay healthy. It provides the first in-depth study of printed dietary advice covering the entire early modern period, from the late-15th century to the early-19th; it is also the first to trace the history of European foodways as seen through the prism of this advice. David Gentilcore offers a doctor's-eye view of changing food and dietary fashions: from Portugal to Poland, from Scotland to Sicily, not forgetting the expanding European populations of the New World. In addition to exploring European regimens throughout the period, works of materia medica, botany, agronomy and horticulture are considered, as well as a range of other printed sources, such as travel accounts, cookery books and literary works. The book also includes 30 illustrations, maps and extensive chapter bibliographies with web links included to further aid study. Food and Health in Early Modern Europe is the essential introduction to the relationship between food, health and medicine for history students and scholars alike.