Food In Global History

1st Edition

Raymond Grew

Routledge
Published December 7, 2000
Reference - 307 Pages
ISBN 9780813338842 - CAT# K372481

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Summary

Social scientists study food in many different ways. Historians have most often studied the history of specific foods; anthropologists have emphasized the role of food in religious rituals and group identities; sociologists have looked primarily at food as an indicator of social class and a factor in social ties; and nutritionists have focused on changing patterns of consumption and applied medical knowledge to study the effects of diet on public health. Other scholars have studied the economic and political connections surrounding commerce in food. Here these perspectives are brought together in a single volume.

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