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Eating has never been simple, and contemporary eating practices seem more complicated than ever, demanding a multidimensional analysis that strives not for a reductive overview but for a complex understanding. Eating Culture offers a number of diverse outlooks on some of the prominent practices and issues associated with the domain of eating in contemporary culture. Lavish ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 16th 1998 by State University of New York Press
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Josh O'conner
Jan 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-it
"Eating Culture" by editors Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz is a collection of essays that examine the more abstract nature of food and culture. Featuring 19 articles (at 303 pages) from a variety of well-known authors from a number of disciplines, "Eating Culture" provides a sociological glance at food and its implications in ethnicity, culture, sexuality, and gender (to name a few of the concepts addressed). Scapp and Seitz provide an interesting cross-section of food as a cultural elements with tru ...more
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References the AIDS zine Diseased Pariah News in the chapter "Get Fat, Don't Die!": Eating and AIDS in Gay Men's Culture by Steven F. Kruger.
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