`Interpretations of Taste'. In each, fresh material is usefully explored and new viewpoints presented regarding the relationship between consumption patterns and processes of economic production of
`Food is of immediate interest to work, employment and society. It straddles a number of sectors, from agriculture through processing and retailing to catering. As such it is the source of a wide variety of jobs, in number and type. Further, food is not fodder; it is prepared both in and out of the home, has enormous symbolic significance, and is intimately related to social and economic reproduction. Warde's carefully constructed and argued book is primarily concerned with food and consumption...
This book does much to clear the ground of other, over-generalized theories of food consumption, and it provides a considerable range of alternative perspectives informed by empirical material. As such, it will prove invaluable to those examining food and consumption. It opens the way for further analytical advance if wedded to, and reconstructed on the basis of , a more detailed attention to specific foods and how they are provided' - Work, Employment and Society
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