Food and Society
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Food and Society

Principles and Paradoxes

Amy E. Guptill, Denise A. Copelton, Betsy Lucal

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Food and Society

Principles and Paradoxes

Amy E. Guptill, Denise A. Copelton, Betsy Lucal

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About This Book

This popular and engaging text, now revised in a second edition, offers readers a social perspective on food, food practices, and the modern food system. It engages readers' curiosity by highlighting several paradoxes: how food is both individual and social, reveals both distinction and conformity, and, in the contemporary global era, comes from everywhere but nowhere in particular. With updates and enhancements throughout, the new edition provides an empirically deep, multifaceted, and coherent introduction to this fascinating field. Each chapter begins with a vivid case study, proceeds through a rich discussion of research insights, and ends with discussion questions and suggested resources. Chapter topics include food's role in socialization, identity, health and social change, as well as food marketing and the changing global food system. The new edition gives more focused attention to labor (both paid and unpaid) in all aspects of the food system. In synthesizing insights from diverse fields of social inquiry, the book addresses issues of culture, structure, and social inequality throughout. Written in a lively style, this book will continue to be both accessible and revealing to beginning and intermediate students alike.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. 1 Principles and Paradoxes in the Study of Food
  6. 2 Food and Identity: Fitting In and Standing Out
  7. 3 Food as Spectacle: The Hard Work of Leisure
  8. 4 Nutrition and Health: Good to Eat, Hard to Stomach
  9. 5 Branding and Marketing: Governing the Sovereign Consumer
  10. 6 Industrialization: The High Costs of Cheap Food
  11. 7 Global Food: From Everywhere and Nowhere
  12. 8 Food Access: Surplus and Scarcity
  13. 9 Food and Social Change: The Value of Values
  14. References
  15. Glossary
  16. Index
  17. End User License Agreement
Citation styles for Food and Society

APA 6 Citation

Guptill, A., Copelton, D., & Lucal, B. (2017). Food and Society (2nd ed.). Wiley. Retrieved from (Original work published 2017)

Chicago Citation

Guptill, Amy, Denise Copelton, and Betsy Lucal. (2017) 2017. Food and Society. 2nd ed. Wiley.

Harvard Citation

Guptill, A., Copelton, D. and Lucal, B. (2017) Food and Society. 2nd edn. Wiley. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Guptill, Amy, Denise Copelton, and Betsy Lucal. Food and Society. 2nd ed. Wiley, 2017. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.