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Consumption and Public Life

Italians and Food

Editors: Sassatelli, Roberta (Ed.)

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  • The first book dedicated to Italians and food concentrating on contemporary issues, collecting sound empirical research grounded in a sociological, yet interdisciplinary, perspective
    Grounds the unique argument within the current literature on localization/globalization and consumption
    Uses first hand material from empirical research on trust, food markets and consumers in Italy and other European countries

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This book is a novel and original collection of essays on Italians and food. Food culture is central both to the way Italians perceive their national identity and to the consolidation of Italianicity in global context. More broadly, being so heavily symbolically charged, Italian foodways are an excellent vantage point from which to explore consumption and identity in the context of the commodity chain, and the global/local dialectic.

 

The contributions from distinguished experts cover a range of topics including food and consumer practices in Italy, cultural intermediators and foodstuff narratives, traditions of production and regional variation in Italian foodways, and representation of Italianicity through food in old and new media.

 

Although rooted in sociology, Italians and Food draws on literature from history, anthropology, semiotics and media studies, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of food studies, consumer culture, cultural sociology, and contemporary Italian studies.

About the authors

Roberta Sassatelli is Professor of Sociology at the University of Milan and Visiting Professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Bra, Italy. She has published widely on consumer cultures, cultural theory, visual methods, gender and the body. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italians and Food
Editors
  • Roberta Sassatelli
Series Title
Consumption and Public Life
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15681-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15681-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15680-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-15683-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 279
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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