Food for thought : essays on eating and culture / edited by Lawrence C. Rubin ; foreword by John Shelton Lawrence.

Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2008.
viii, 307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Food -- Social aspects.
Food habits.
"This work brings together voices from a wide range of disciplines, providing a fascinating feast of scholarly perspectives on food and eating practices, contemporary and historic, local and global."--Provided by publisher.
Man, machine and refined dining in Victorian America / Hillary Murtha
Shopping for what never was : the rhetoric of food, social style and nostalgia / Carlnita Greene
All you can eat : sociological reflections on food in the hypermodern era / Simon Gottschalk
Raising the bar : the complicated consumption of chocolate / Ellen E. Moore
The espresso revolution : introducing coffee-bar franchising to modern China / Jackie Cook and Robert Lee
Mass agrarianism : Wal-mart and organic foods / Dawn Gilpin
"Everybody eats" : the Food Network and symbolic capital / Megan Mullen
Semiotic sound bites : toward an alimentary analysis of popular song / Christopher Joseph Westgate
Hunger and satiety in Latin American literature / Santiago Daydi-Tolson
Reengineering "authenticity" : tourism encounters with cuisine in rural Great Britain / Craig Wight
Passing time : the ironies of food in prison culture / Jim Thomas
Selfish consumers : Delmonico's restaurant and learning to satisfy personal desire / Heather Lee
Is it really better to travel than to arrive? Airline food as a reflection of consumer anxiety / Guillaume de Syon
Deconstructing the myth of the dysfunctional Black family in the film Soul food / Tina M. Harris
Cultural representation of taste in Ang Lee's Eat, drink, man, woman / Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley
Snacking as ritual : eating behavior in public places / Phillip Vannini
Beyond bread and circuses : professional competitive eating / Lawrence C. Rubin
"Gourmandizing," gluttony and oral fixations : perspectives on overeating in the American journal of psychiatry, 1844 to the present / Dr. Mallay Occhiogrosso
Having it his way : the construction of masculinity in fast-food TV advertising / Carrie Packwood Freeman and Debra Merskin.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Rubin, Lawrence C., 1955-
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
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