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Food, Health and Identity: Approaches from the Social Sciences

Caplan, Pat, ed. 1997. Food, Health and Identity: Approaches from the Social Sciences. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415156806 [Edited Book]

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Abstract or Description

By addressing the issue of food and eating in Britain today this collection considers the ways in which food habits are changing and shows how social and personal identities and perceptions of health risk influence people's food choices.

The articles explore, among other issues:
• the family meal
• wedding cakes
• nostalgia and the invention of tradition
• the rise of vegetarianism
• the recent BSE crisis
• the `creolization' of British food eating out
• creation of individual identity through lifestyle.

The contributors include Hanna Bradby, Simon Charsley, Allison James, Anne Keane, Lydia Martens and Alan Warde.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

1997

Item ID:

18335

Date Deposited:

16 May 2016 14:42

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 11:00

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18335

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