This book provides an incisive evaluation of current theories of consumption. It uses food as a case study of consumption and the expression of taste, and. Consumption, Food and Taste by Alan Warde, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Consumption, Food and Taste has 5 ratings and 1 review. Alan Warde outlines various theories of change in the twentieth century, and considers the parallels.

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Consumption, Food and Taste. Description 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 conskmption 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 abd an unprecedented range of generally accessible items which are made available both commercially and informally.

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The book is in three parts: 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 consumptionn 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.

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Consumption, Food and Taste

It opens the way for further analytical advance if wedded to, and reconstructed on the basis ofa more detailed attention to specific foods and how they are provided’ – Work, Employment and Society show more. He has worked in the sociology of consumption over the last 15 years and has published extensively on the topic.

He has written a dozen books and edited a further eleven. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.