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Main Title Food waste : home consumption, material culture and everyday life /
Author Evans, David,
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 868038084
ISBN 9780857852328; 0857852329; 9780857852335; 0857852337; 0857852345; 9780857852342; 147258841X; 9781472588418
Subjects Food waste--Social aspects ; Food waste--Cross-cultural studies ; Food habits--Social aspects ; Food habits--Cross-cultural studies ; Food consumption--Social aspects ; Food consumption--Cross-cultural studies ; Waste (Economics)--Social aspects ; Consumption (Economics)--Social aspects ; SOCIAL SCIENCE--Agriculture & Food ; SOCIAL SCIENCE--Anthropology--Cultural ; POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Environmental Policy ; SOCIAL SCIENCE--Sociology--General ; SOCIAL SCIENCE--Human Geography ; Ernährung--(DE-588)4015332-0 ; Lebensmittelverbrauch--(DE-588)4137882-9 ; èUberfluss--(DE-588)4436713-2 ; Verschwendung--(DE-588)4063165-5 ; Lebensmittelabfall--(DE-588)4542439-1 ; Ernährungsgewohnheit--(DE-588)4136846-0 ; Konsumgesellschaft--(DE-588)4165119-4 ; Konsumismus--(DE-588)7790573-8 ; Lebensmittelindustrie--(DE-588)4034889-1
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  GN407.E83 2014 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/16/2016
Collation xv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-116) and index.
Contents Notes
"In recent years, food waste has risen to the top of the political and public agenda, yet until now there has been no scholarly analysis applied to the topic as a complement and counter-balance to campaigning and activist approaches. Using ethnographic material to explore global issues, Food Waste unearths the processes that lie behind the volume of food currently wasted by households and consumers. The author demonstrates how waste arises as a consequence of households negotiating the complex and contradictory demands of everyday life, explores the reasons why surplus food ends up in the bin, and considers innovative solutions to the problem. Drawing inspiration from studies of consumption and material culture alongside social science perspectives on everyday life and the home, this lively yet scholarly book is ideal for students and researchers from a wide range of disciplines, along with anyone interested in understanding the food that we waste"-- Prologue : The Social Life (and Death) of Food -- 1. Bringing Waste to the Table -- 2. Ordinary Domestic Practice : Conceptualising, Resarching, Representing -- 3. Contextualising Household Food Consumption -- 4. Anxiety, Routine and Overprovisioning -- 5. The Gap in Disposal : From Surplus to Excess? -- 6. Bins and Things -- 7. Gifting, Re-use and Salvage -- Conclusion : Living with Food, Reducing Waste.