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Food & society books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Food & society category. Presented with a red border are the Food & society books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Let's Eat Jewish Food and Faith by Lori Stein, Ronald H. Isaacs Let's Eat Jewish Food and Faith
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Jewish food is simmered in a rich broth of history, culture, geography, and religion. This book introduces readers to the connection between Jewish food and the values and traditions of Judaism, offering insight into the meaning and significance of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Gifts of the Gods A History of Food in Greece by Andrew Dalby, Rachel Dalby Gifts of the Gods A History of Food in Greece
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Gifts of the Gods: A History of Food in Greece is a comprehensive history of Greek food from prehistoric times to the 21st century. The book reveals the many links between ancient and modern, and features numerous recipes, firmly based...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Substance and Seduction Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica by Stacey Schwartzkopf Substance and Seduction Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica

Chocolate and sugar, alcohol and tobacco, peyote and hallucinogenic mushrooms-these seductive substances have been a nexus of desire for both pleasure and profit in Mesoamerica since colonial times. But how did these substances seduce? And when and how did they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2017

Substance and Seduction Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica by Stacey Schwartzkopf Substance and Seduction Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica

Chocolate and sugar, alcohol and tobacco, peyote and hallucinogenic mushrooms-these seductive substances have been a nexus of desire for both pleasure and profit in Mesoamerica since colonial times. But how did these substances seduce? And when and how did they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

We Want Plates by Ross McGinnes, Marina O'Loughlin We Want Plates
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The crusade against food on slates, chips in mugs and drinks in jam jars...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

Making Milk The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food by Mathilde (University of Connecticut, USA) Cohen Making Milk The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food
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What is milk? Who is it for, and what work does it do? This collection of articles bring together an exciting group of the world's leading scholars from different disciplines to provide commentaries on multiple facets of the production, consumption,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

I Am Not a Tractor! How Florida Farmworkers Took On the Fast Food Giants and Won by Susan L. Marquis I Am Not a Tractor! How Florida Farmworkers Took On the Fast Food Giants and Won


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Illness, Identity, and Taboo among Australian Paleo Dieters by Catie Gressier Illness, Identity, and Taboo among Australian Paleo Dieters

This book explores the cultural and economic conditions fuelling the popularity of the polarizing Paleo diet in Australia. From its nostalgic constructions of the past, to the rise of anti-elite sentiments inherent in new forms of health populism, Gressier provides...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2017

Coming Soon

Culinary Infrastructure by Jeffrey (University of Toronto, Canada) Pilcher Culinary Infrastructure
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Over the past two centuries, global commodity chains and industrial food processing systems have been built on an infrastructure of critical but often-overlooked facilities and technologies used to transport food and to convey knowledge about food. This culinary infrastructure comprises...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

Good Food, Strong Communities Promoting Social Justice through Local and Regional Food Systems by Steve Ventura Good Food, Strong Communities Promoting Social Justice through Local and Regional Food Systems

Many Americans are hungry, while others struggle to find healthy foods. What are communities doing to address this problem, and what should they be doing? Good Food, Strong Communities shares ideas and stories about efforts to improve food security in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Diet and the Disease of Civilization by Adrienne Rose Bitar Diet and the Disease of Civilization

Diet books typically don't just tell readers what to eat: they offer complete philosophies about who we are and how we all should live. Diet and the Disease of Civilization interrupts the predictable debate about eating right to ask a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Diet and the Disease of Civilization by Adrienne Rose Bitar Diet and the Disease of Civilization

Diet books typically don't just tell readers what to eat: they offer complete philosophies about who we are and how we all should live. Diet and the Disease of Civilization interrupts the predictable debate about eating right to ask a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond by M. Jahi Chappell, Frances Moore Lappe Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond
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Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and one of the world's most successful city food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat for Food Security was founded in 1993, malnutrition in Belo...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/12/2017

Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond by M. Jahi Chappell, Frances Moore Lappe Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond
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Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and one of the world's most successful city food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat for Food Security was founded in 1993, malnutrition in Belo...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/12/2017

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture by Kathleen LeBesco The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

The influence of food has grown rapidly as it has become more and more intertwined with popular culture in recent decades. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture offers an authoritative, comprehensive overview of and introduction to this growing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Tastes of Faith Jewish Eating in the United States by Leah Hochman Tastes of Faith Jewish Eating in the United States

Food - what one eats, how one eats it, when one eats it - is a fascinating entryway into identity; for Jews, it is at once a source of great nostalgia and pride, and the central means by which acculturation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Barely Surviving or More than Enough? The environmental archaeology of subsistence, specialisation and surplus food production by Maaike Groot Barely Surviving or More than Enough? The environmental archaeology of subsistence, specialisation and surplus food production


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Religion, Regulation, Consumption Globalising Kosher and Halal Markets by John Lever, Johan Fischer Religion, Regulation, Consumption Globalising Kosher and Halal Markets
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This book explores the emergence and expansion of global kosher and halal markets with a particular focus on the UK and Denmark. -- .
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Other books in this genre

A Rich and Fertile Land A History of Food in America by Bruce Kraig A Rich and Fertile Land A History of Food in America

A Rich and Fertile Land investigates the history of food in America, describing where it comes from and how it has changed over time. Bruce Kraig also shows how food has shaped the North American continent and climate through crops,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Our Food Our Future Eat Better, Waste Less, Share More by Alan Watkins, Matt Simister Our Food Our Future Eat Better, Waste Less, Share More
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Co-written with Matt Simister, the Head of Europe for Tesco, Our Food Our Future is the 3rd book in the bestselling Wicked and Wise series. Discussing such topical issues as food shortages, over-farming and nutrition, the authors look at the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

Hunger by Martin Caparros Hunger

Shows how 25,000 men, women, and children die every day from hunger or malnutrition around the world. In this book, the author explores a question that How can we resolve this paradox? by giving a voice to people suffering from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Herring A Global History by Kathy Hunt Herring A Global History

Herring: A Global History looks at the environmental, historical, political, cultural and culinary background of this highly prolific and easily caught fish.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Eat Local, Taste Global How Ethnocultural Food Reaches Our Tables by Glen C. Filson, Bamidele Adekunle Eat Local, Taste Global How Ethnocultural Food Reaches Our Tables
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Determines the demand for ethnocultural vegetables in Canada's largest city and identifies contradictions between the corporate food regime and the local food movement affecting ethnic groups' access to their preferred vegetables. Policy changes are recommended to enhance healthy eating and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

In the Restaurant Society in Four Courses by Christoph Ribbat In the Restaurant Society in Four Courses

'A playful story, most entertaining, and wonderfully documented' Ferran Adria'An entertaining smorgasbord of tasty stories that build into a deeper picture of the places where we eat, from fast food joints and cafes to the temples of gastronomy.' Hattie EllisWhat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

The Invention of Taste A Cultural Account of Desire, Delight and Disgust in Fashion, Food and Art by Luca (Brandvoyant, Italy) Vercelloni The Invention of Taste A Cultural Account of Desire, Delight and Disgust in Fashion, Food and Art
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The Invention of Taste provides a detailed overview of the development of taste, from ancient times to the present. At the heart of the book is an intriguing question: why did the sensory attribute of human taste become a social...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State by Annette Aurelie (University of Manitoba, Canada) Desmarais Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State
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An increasing number of rural and urban-based movements are realizing some political traction in their demands for food sovereignty. Some are pressuring to institutionalize food sovereignty principles and practices through laws, policies, and programs. While the literature on food sovereignty...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State by Annette Aurelie (University of Manitoba, Canada) Desmarais Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State
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An increasing number of rural and urban-based movements are realizing some political traction in their demands for food sovereignty. Some are pressuring to institutionalize food sovereignty principles and practices through laws, policies, and programs. While the literature on food sovereignty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

Meanings of Maple An Ethnography of Sugaring by Michael Lange Meanings of Maple An Ethnography of Sugaring

Provides a cultural analysis of maple syrup making, known in Vermont as sugaring, to illustrate how maple syrup as both process and product is an aspect of cultural identity. So much more than a commodity study, Meanings of Maple frames...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Meanings of Maple An Ethnography of Sugaring by Michael Lange Meanings of Maple An Ethnography of Sugaring

Provides a cultural analysis of maple syrup making, known in Vermont as sugaring, to illustrate how maple syrup as both process and product is an aspect of cultural identity. So much more than a commodity study, Meanings of Maple frames...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements A Decolonial Reader by Devon Pena Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements A Decolonial Reader

This collection of essays offers groundbreaking perspectives on the ways that food and foodways serve as an element of decolonization in Mexican-origin communities. Contributors take us from multigenerational acequia farmers, who trace their ancestry to Indigenous families in place well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice From Loncheras to Lobsta Love by Julian (Associate Professor, Tufts University) Agyeman Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice From Loncheras to Lobsta Love
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Aspects of the urban food truck phenomenon, including community economic development, regulatory issues, and clashes between ethnic authenticity and local sustainability.The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice From Loncheras to Lobsta Love by Julian (Associate Professor, Tufts University) Agyeman Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice From Loncheras to Lobsta Love
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Aspects of the urban food truck phenomenon, including community economic development, regulatory issues, and clashes between ethnic authenticity and local sustainability.The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

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