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How Canadians Communicate VI: Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy

How Canadians Communicate VI: Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Food nourishes the body, but our relationship with food extends far

beyond our need for survival. Food choices not only express our

personal tastes but also communicate a range of beliefs, values,

affiliations and aspirations-sometimes to the exclusion of

others. In the media sphere, the enormous amount of food-related advice

provided by government agencies, advocacy groups, diet books, and so on

compete with efforts on the part of the food industry to sell their

product and to respond to a consumer-driven desire for convenience. As

a result, the topic of food has grown fraught, engendering sometimes

acrimonious debates about what we should eat, and why.





By examining topics such as the values embedded in food marketing,

the locavore movement, food tourism, dinner parties, food bank

donations, the moral panic surrounding obesity, food crises, and fears

about food safety, the contributors to this volume paint a rich, and

sometimes unsettling portrait of how food is represented, regulated,

and consumed in Canada. With chapters from leading scholars such as Ken

Albala, Harvey Levenstein, Stephen Kline and Valerie Tarasuk, the

volume also includes contributions from "food

insiders"-bestselling cookbook author and food editor

Elizabeth Baird and veteran restaurant reviewer John Gilchrist. The

result is a timely and thought-provoking look at food as a system of

communication through which Canadians articulate cultural identity,

personal values, and social distinction.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFood & societyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia Studies Publisher: AU Press Publication Date: 15/02/2016 ISBN-13: 9781771990257  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Charlene Elliott is professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary and Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health. Contributors: Ken Albala, Elizabeth Baird, Jacqueline Botterill, Rebecca Carruthers Den Hoed, Catherine Carstairs, Nathalie Cooke, Pierre Desrochers, John Gilchrist, Josh Greenberg, Shannon King, Stephen Kline, Jordan Lebel, Harvey Levenstein, Wayne McCready, Irina Mihalache, Eric Pateman, Rod Phillips, Sheilagh Quaile, Melanie Rock, Paige Schell, and Valerie Tarasuk.

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