This is a very appealing, nicely illustrated and well presented introduction to food and eating from the perspective of cultural geography and drawing upon contemporary cultural studies. It is written with verve, contains a splendid mix of examples and anecdotes, and is impressively up-to-date in its command of a copious range of recent sources.... Consuming Geographies
is amusing, engaging and readable and is the book I would currently recommend as the most stimulating introduction to the cultural aspects of contemporary food consumption.The Sociological Review
... perceptive and creative ... David Bell and Gil Valentine address a number of issues currently debated in the scholarly literature, from the formation of personal and collective identities to the construction of space and place. Because they consider these through the everyday practices of eating, the authors are more successful than most in making their insights accessible ... Read this book.Annals of the Association of American Geographers
About the Author
David Bell is a Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Staffordshire University and Gill Valentine is a Lecturer in Geography at the University of Sheffield.