Food In Global History / Raymond Grew.
- Grew, Raymond [author]
- First edition.
- London : Taylor and Francis 2018
- 9780429968969 (e-book: PDF)
- part, Part 1 The History of Food in Global Perspectives -- chapter 1 Food and Global History -- chapter 2 Circles of Growing and Eating: The Political Ecology of Food and Agriculture -- chapter 3 The Impact of New World Food Crops on the Diet and Economy of China and India, 1600-1900 -- chapter 4 All the World's a Restaurant: On the Global Gastronomics of Tourism and Travel -- chapter 5 On -- part, Part 2 Public Policy and Global Science -- chapter 6 Food Policies, Nutrition Policies, and their Influence on Processes of Change: European Examples -- chapter 7 Food Policy Research in a Global Context: The West African Sahel -- chapter 8 Childhood Nutrition in Developing Countries and Its Policy Consequences -- part, Part 3 Global Systems and Human Diet -- chapter 9 Food System Globalization, Eating Transformations, and Nutrition Transitions -- chapter 10 Fat and Sugar in the Global Diet: Dietary Diversity in the Nutrition Transition -- chapter 11 The 'Mad Cow' Crisis: A Global Perspective -- part, Part 4 Eating Together Globally -- chapter 12 The Family Meal and Its Significance in Global Times -- chapter 13 We Eat Each Other's Food to Nourish our Body: The Global and the Local as Mutually Constituent Forces -- chapter 14 Food and the Counterculture: A Story of Bread and Politics.
- Print version: : ; ISBN: 9780813336244
- Scope and content: "Experts from a variety of disciplines place food in the framework of global history, looking at the global connections of ecology, public policy, diet, and customs on several continents. In Food in Global History, experts on food from a variety of fields assess the relationship between global history and what people eat. Using the latest research, they address topics from public policy and international aid to cultural identity, from ecology to historical patterns of change. Individual chapters on countries in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Europe employ contemporary data and evidence from centuries past. }Social scientists have studied foods in many different ways. Historians have most often studied the history of specific foods, and 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. Some scholars from these and other disciplines have studied the economic and political connections created around commerce in food, regionally and around the world. Now, all of these perspectives are brought together in a single volume. Fifteen specialists currently working in Canada, England, France, Guatemala, Norway, and the United States come together to apply their expert knowledge of food and food consumption in a new context, global history. In general essays and case studies, they reflect on the connections across space and time in what people eat and assess historical patterns of change in the human diet.The book begins with a consideration of the relationship between food and global history. Part One considers the global history of the ecology of food production, the contrasting impact of New World foods on India and China, the effects of global tourism, and the interaction between identity, migration, and diet. The selections in Part Two study the impact of public policy, comparing the countries of the former Soviet bloc with Scandinavia and Western Europe, analyzing the effects of international assistance on West Africa, and looking at changes in childhood nutrition in developing countries. Chapters in Part Three study nutritional change, the dietary effects of increased wealth, and the Mad Cow crisis in terms of global systems. Part Four investigates the relationship of global change to the ideologies and practices of the family meal, of food and cultural identity in Japan, and the American counterculture. }"--Provided by publisher.
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