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Food, Politics, and Society

Social Theory and the Modern Food System

Alejandro Colas

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Food and drink has been a focal point of modern social theory since the inception of agrarian capitalism and the industrial revolution. From Adam Smith to Mary Douglas, major thinkers have used key concepts such as identity, exchange, culture, and class to explain the modern food system. Food, Politics, and Society offers a historical and sociological survey of how these various ideas and the practices that accompany them have shaped our understanding and organization of the production, processing, preparation, serving, and consumption of food and drink in modern societies. Divided into twelve chapters and drawing on a wide range of historical and empirical illustrations, this book provides a concise, informed, and accessible survey of the interaction between social theory and food and drink. It is perfect for courses in a wide range of disciplines.

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philosopher, cuisine, academic, public policy, scholarly, food preparation, capitalism, industry, politics, sociology, adam smith, food production, agrarian, food and wine, illustrated, agriculture, social theory, beverage, mary douglas, food and drink, philosophy, political, social science, industrial revolution, food service