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Landscape of Food: The Food Relationships of Town and Country in Modern Times

Landscape of Food: The Food Relationships of Town and Country in Modern Times (Paperback)

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This book introduces new perspectives on the social history of food by focusing on the food relationships between urban and rural areas in Europe from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The theme is approached by historians, ethnologists and geographers through a series of studies of the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia, Switzerland, Britain, Finland, Italy, Greece and Norway. The volume examines a multitude of aspects of the urban-rural interface, such as provisioning of cities and towns with fresh foodstuffs, urban food production, and changes in the diet. The Landscape of Food takes readers back to the nineteenth-century town with its commercial cowsheds, cattle markets, piggeries, and market gardens and its self-provisioning from allotments and backyard chicken coops and rabbit hutches. The environmental problems associated with these activities presented targets for veterinary surgeons and public health reformers.

The emergence in the twentieth century of industrial provisioning of the towns and the preservation of food, with its branded and heavily advertised goods and increasingly standardised recipes and restaurants is discussed, as is the changing role of the countryside. During the second half of the twentieth century, the provision of meals in the home is shown to have developed from the rationing and privation of the Second World War up to the heating of supermarket products in a microwave oven, while cooking, in some urban societies at least, has been reduced to a form of television entertainment. The reaction to this industrialisation of the diet is also discussed, particularly in terms of the utilisation of 'foods from nature'.

Food & DrinkHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processes Publisher: Finnish Literature Society Publication Date: 08/05/2003 ISBN-13: 9789517464789  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Marjatta Hieltala is Professor of General History at the University of Tampere, currently holding a position as an Academy Professor. She has written many books and articles on European and Finnish history, and is a member of the bureau of the International Commission for the History of Towns and has played a prominent role in the work of the Academy of Finland.

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