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The Resource The consuming geographies of food : diet, food deserts and obesity, Hillary J. Shaw

The consuming geographies of food : diet, food deserts and obesity, Hillary J. Shaw

Label
The consuming geographies of food : diet, food deserts and obesity
Title
The consuming geographies of food
Title remainder
diet, food deserts and obesity
Statement of responsibility
Hillary J. Shaw
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The consumption and distribution of food, as well as its production, has become a major policy issue over the past few decades; what we eat is no longer merely a private matter but carries significant externalities for wider society. Its increasing significance within the public arena implies a dissonance regarding the boundaries of food; where do we draw the line between food as private and food as public? What are the rights of society to impinge upon individual food consumption, and what conflicts will ensue when this boundary is disputed? The Consuming Geographies of Food explores these multiple issues of food across different regions of the world from the consumer's perspective. It uniquely explicates the factors that lead customers towards certain typologies of consumption and towards certain types of retailing, offering a comprehensive review of the obesity problem, the phenomenon of food deserts, and the issue of exclusion from a healthy diet. The book achieves this by firstly reviewing farming and associated innovations, technological and social. It then considers the effects of food on the consumer, the dynamic relationship between food and people, the issue of food exclusion before concluding with possible futures for food consumption, from low-technology projects to high-technology scenarios. Based on original research into food access, ethics and consumption in both developed and less-developed countries this book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the fields of geography, economics, hospitality health, marketing, nutrition and sociology"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
394.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX357
LC item number
.S46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies of gastronomy, food and drink
Label
The consuming geographies of food : diet, food deserts and obesity, Hillary J. Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Accelerate to impact -- You are what you eat -- Minding our diet -- Philosophies of food -- Grosser grocers, consumed consumers -- Mapping food access and obesity -- Getting back into shape -- Decelerate to sustainability -- From welfare to foodfare
Control code
ocn858126611
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780415818704
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858126611
Label
The consuming geographies of food : diet, food deserts and obesity, Hillary J. Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Accelerate to impact -- You are what you eat -- Minding our diet -- Philosophies of food -- Grosser grocers, consumed consumers -- Mapping food access and obesity -- Getting back into shape -- Decelerate to sustainability -- From welfare to foodfare
Control code
ocn858126611
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780415818704
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013043560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858126611

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