Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape (BOK)

Shyon Baumann, Josee Johnston

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This important new cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent 'hole in the wall' ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinction for economic and cultural elites, indirectly maintaining and reproducing social inequality. While the first storyline insists that anybody can be a foodie, the second asks foodies to look in the mirror and think about their relative social and economic privilege. By simultaneously considering both of these stories, and studying how they operate in tension, a delicious sociology of food becomes available, perfect for teaching a broad range of cultural sociology courses.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann
Forlag
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN 9780415965378
Antall sider 280 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 385 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography

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