A Sociology of Food and Nutrition

The Social Appetite

Fourth Edition

John Germov, Lauren Williams

A Sociology of Food and Nutrition

The Social Appetite

Fourth Edition

John Germov, Lauren Williams

ISBN:

9780190304676

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

7 Dec 2016

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Description

A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite explores the socio-cultural, political, economic and philosophical facts influencing food production, distribution and consumption. This interdisciplinary text encourages students to question, reflect and apply their understanding of health and nutrition.

The fourth edition explores current trends in the sociological study of food including alcohol consumption and production, world hunger and food labelling. 

Features:

  • New chapters reflecting current trends:
    • Chapter 3: Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement 
    • Chapter 6: Food Labelling: An Information Battlefield 
    • Chapter 7: ‘Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England’: A History of Australian Food 
    • Chapter 12: A Historical Sociology of Wine 
    • Chapter 13: The Social Appetite for Alcohol
  • The expert author team systematically covers a wide range of topics prevalent in food and nutrition.
  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of food and nutrition on the market.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Acronyms and Abbreviations
PART 1 AN APPETISER
1.    Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food And Nutrition
PART 2THE FOOD SYSTEM: FOOD POLITICS, POLICIES AND MOVEMENTS
2Unsustainable Food Production: Its Social Origins and Alternatives
3World Hunger: Its Roots and Remedies
4.Food Insecurity in Australian Households: From Charity to Entitlement
5.The Politics of Government Dietary Advice: The Influence of Big Food
6.Food Labelling: More than the Provision of Information
PART 3FOOD CULTURE, CONSUMPTION AND IDENTITY
7‘Cheaper and More Plentiful than in England’: A History of Australian Food
8.Culinary Cultures of Europe: Food, History, Health and Identity
9.Humans, Food and Other Animals
10.Food and Ageing
11.Food and Class
12.A Historical Sociology of Wine
13.The Social Appetite for Alcohol
14.Gender and Food
15.Sociological Analysis of the Stigmatisation of Obesity
Glossary
Index

Authors

Edited by:

John Germov, Pro Vice-Chancellor and UON Convenor, Strategic Planning, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle

Lauren Williams, Discipline Head, Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University

Contributors:

Sue Booth teaches in the Department of Public Health at Flinders University.

Marie Bragg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor in New York University College of Global Public Health. 

Nancy Cushing is a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle.

Danielle Gallegos is Associate Professor and Discipline Leader of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Queensland University of Technology. 

Julie Hepworth is a Professor and Director of Research in the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. 

Suzanne Kleve is a teaching associate in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University, Melbourne. 

Karen S. Kubena is Professor and Director of Nutritional Sciences Honors in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Texas A&M University. 

Rebecca Lindberg has a PhD in public health and is a community food security researcher and practitioner. 

Frances Moore Lappé is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. 

Terry Leahy is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology and Anthropology Discipline of the University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches the subject ‘Environment and Society’ and is the convenor of the Master of Social Change and Development Program. 

Tara McGee is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, Queensland. 

Wm. Alex McIntosh is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Science – Rural and Community Studies; he is also a member of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Texas A&M University. 

Julie McIntyre is a Research Fellow in History in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Rebecca McKechnie is a lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology. 

Stephen Mennell is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University College Dublin, Ireland. From 1990 to 1993 he was Professor of Sociology at Monash University, Melbourne. 

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology at New York University. 

Jeffery Sobal is a Sociologist who is a Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, New York

Deidre Wicks, formerly Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle, is an independent social researcher with connections as an Honorary Scholar to the Sociology discipline at the University of Newcastle and the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

Heather Yeatman is a Professor of Population and Public Health and currently Head of the School of Health and Society at the University of Wollongong.