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Main Title Fast food nation : the dark side of the all-American meal /
Author Schlosser, Eric.
Publisher Perennial,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48450069
ISBN 0060938455; 9780060938451
Subjects Fast food restaurants--United States. ; Food industry and trade--United States. ; Convenience foods--United States. ; Restauration rapide--Aspect social--âEtats-Unis. ; Industrie agro-alimentaire--âEtats-Unis. ; Ernèahrung. ; USA.
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EHAM  TX945.3.S355 2002 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/18/2003
ELBM  TX945.3.S355 2002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/16/2015
Edition 1st Perennial ed.
Collation 383 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Includes bibliographical references (pages 356-361) and index.
Contents Notes
American way: Founding fathers -- Your trusted friends -- Behind the counter -- Success -- Meat and potatoes: Why the fries taste good -- On the range -- Cogs in the great machine -- Most dangerous job -- What's in the meat -- Global realization -- Epilogue: Have it your way -- Afterword: Meaning of mad cow. Examines the fast-food industry and the changes it has made in American eating patterns while presenting a look at the modern meat-packing industry. Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here [the author] makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning. [His] myth-shattering survey stretches from California's subdivisions where the business was born to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike where many fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths - from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate.-Back cover.