Food and Drink: The Cultural Context

  • Donald Sloan Oxford Brookes University
  • Published By: Goodfellow Publishers Limited
  • ISBN-10: 1908999055
  • ISBN-13: 9781908999054
  • DDC: 394.12
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This edited text explores the complex relationships between food and drink, and individuals and society. It provides analysis of social conditions that shape these relationships and examine their consequences in areas such as the distinctiveness of cultures, national pride, the cohesiveness of communities and personal and collective identity. By focusing on specific aspects of social conditioning, including class, politics, ethics, cultural homogenization, urban development, migration, literature, and travel, it explains the emergence of dominant patterns of food and drink production, supply and consumption. It also explores representations of food and drink in the arts, to assess what this reveals about aspects of our food and drink cultures. With international contributions (Australia, UK, France, Romania, Thailand, USA) from well-known and respected academics and practitioners, it provides a combination of theoretical enquiry and practical insight into consumer behavior.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword from Ken Hom OBE.
Other Frontmatter.
1: An Agenda for Food Studies.
2: Food, Drink and Identity.
3: Food and Drink: The Declining Importance of Cultural Context?.
4: Food Ethics.
5: Food of the Scattered.
6: Embedding Food and Drink Cultures: The Case of Burgundy.
7: Truffles and Radishes: Food and Wine at the Opera.
8: Selling Culture: The Growth of Wine Tourism.
9: Food & Drink: Case Studies.
10: Exploring China: A Personal Perspective.
11: Marketing the Fertile Crescent: The Reinvention of the Public Market Tradition in New Orleans.
12: Jane Grigson.
13: Food Memories.
14: Devon and its Evolving Food Culture.
15: Transylvania Fest: An Itinerant Food and Culture Festival.
16: Australia's Culinary ‘Coming Out’.
17: Taking a Light Glass in Soho.
18: Give a Dog a Bad Name: British Cooking and its Place on the Culinary Leader Board.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donald Sloan

The Scottish Hotel School - University of Strathclyde.