Sociologies Of Food And Nutrition (Environment, Development And Public Policy: Public Policy And Social Services)

Authors: Wm. Alex McIntosh
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: public, policy, development, environment, food, nutrition, sociologies
Pages: 314
Published: 1996-01-15
Language: English
Category: Nutrition, Health, Mind & Body,
ISBN-10: 0306453355     ISBN-13: 9780306453359
Binding: Hardcover (1st)
List Price: 159.00 USD
Here, Wm. Alex McIntosh analyzes the relationship between food and nutrition and social factors, using a wide array of sociological theories. The author applies theories of social organization, culture, social stratification, social change, rural sociology, the sociology of the body, and social problems to empirical problems in food and nutrition. By doing so, he sheds light on issues such as the rise of the state; population growth; famine; obesity; eating disorders; the maldistribution of food across class, gender, and ethnic boundaries; and the changing nature of the food industry.

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