Consumption, Food and Taste

Consumption, Food and Taste by Alan Warde

Title: Consumption, Food and Taste
Author: Alan Warde
ISBN10: 0803979738
ISBN13: 978-0803979734
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (May 6, 1997)
Language: English
Subcategory: Business & Finance
Size PDF: 1495 kb
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Rating: 4.6/5
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Pages: 240 pages
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Consumption, Food and Taste by Alan Warde


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Exploring the expression of taste through the processes of consumption this book provides an incisive and accessible evaluation of the current theories of consumption, and trends in the representation and purchase of food.

Alan Warde outlines various theories of change in the twentieth century, and considers the parallels between their diagnoses of consumer behaviour and actual trends in food practices. He argues that dilemmas of modern practical life and certain imperatives of the culture of consumption make sense of food selection. He suggests that contemporary consumption is best viewed as a process of continual selection among an unprecedented range of generally accessible items which are made available both commerciall