Invitation to Food and Culture
Routledge – 2014 – 128 pages
An Invitation to Food and Culture is a provocative exploration of the field of food and culture. It presents a point of view as it covers key concepts in five succinct chapters and invites readers into some of the key issues and debates in food and culture studies. It makes an excellent companion to our edited volume Food and Culture: A Reader (Routledge 2008) also stands alone or serves as an overarching text to use with monographs in courses in anthropology, American studies, communications, ethnic studies, history, sociology, women’s studies, and philosophy. Each chapter will focus on an issue of historical and contemporary significance in food studies, cite key sources, and point readers towards interesting research questions.
1. Food Studies Methodologies 2. Food, Socialization, and Taste 3. Food and Identities: Race, Ethnicity, Class, Gender, and Nation 4. Food, Colonialism, and Globalization 5. Food Politics and Activism