Volume 18 of Advances in Medical Sociology brings cutting-edge sociological research to bear on these multiple dimensions of food systems and their impacts on individual and population health. This volume highlights how food systems matter for health policy, health politics, the lived experiences and life chances of individuals and communities.
Author: Sara Shostak
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Food is at the center of national debates about how Americans live and the future of the planet. Not everyone agrees about how to reform our relationship to food, but one suggestion rises above the din: We need to get back in the kitchen. Amid concerns about rising rates of obesity and diabetes, unpronounceable ingredients, and the environmental footprint of industrial agriculture, food reformers implore parents to slow down, cook from scratch, and gather around the dinner table. Making food a priority, they argue, will lead to happier and healthier families. But is it really that simple? In this riveting and beautifully-written book, Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott take us into the kitchens of nine women to tell the complicated story of what it takes to feed a family today. All of these mothers love their children and want them to eat well. But their kitchens are not equal. From cockroach infestations and stretched budgets to picky eaters and conflicting nutrition advice, Pressure Cooker exposes how modern families struggle to confront high expectations and deep-seated inequalities around getting food on the table. Based on extensive interviews and field research in the homes and kitchens of a diverse group of American families, Pressure Cooker challenges the logic of the most popular foodie mantras of our time, showing how they miss the mark and up the ante for parents and children. Romantic images of family meals are inviting, but they create a fiction that does little to fix the problems in the food system. The unforgettable stories in this book evocatively illustrate how class inequality, racism, sexism, and xenophobia converge at the dinner table. If we want a food system that is fair, equitable, and nourishing, we must look outside the kitchen for answers.
Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It
Author: Sarah Bowen,Joslyn Brenton,Sinikka Elliott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
A "social entrepreneurship" approach to food policy analysis that calls on a wide variety of disciplines (economics, nutrition, sociology, anthropology, environmental science, medicine, and geography).
The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems
Author: Per Pinstrup-Andersen,Derrill D. Watson II
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Health & Fitness
This book covers important aspects of the field of food security and safety, ranging from fundamental production, through advanced water treatment technologies and detection of novel pollutants, to management and policy making. The discussion strives to develop an integrated approach to solving the associated problems by simultaneously considering sociological, ecological and economic aspects. Special focus is on the environmental management systems that should be integrated in the processes of environmental risk assessment. Also addressed are other technologies applied in the service of detecting, preventing and monitoring possible threats to food security and safety. With its variety of subjects, this volume can serve both as a textbook for advanced studies and as a useful reference source for professionals.
Author: Ksenija Vitale
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Howard E. Freeman,Sol Levine
Category: Social Medicine.
This introductory text provides clear coverage of the ideas, concepts, themes, and research findings in the field of medical sociology. This edition (last, 1995) includes updated treatment of the dramatic decline in the professional power of physicians, the aftermath of the Clinton Administration's
Author: William C. Cockerham
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This text presents 30 previously published papers on medical sociology, the study of the social causes and consequences of health and illness. Topics include social epidemiology (the study of epidemics), the sociological study of stress, links between education and health, the stigma of AIDS, doctor
Author: William C. Cockerham,Michael L. Glasser,Linda S. Heuser
Category: Social medicine
An Index to Literature in the Health Sciences
Author: Bowker Editorial Staff
Author: Arthur James Wells
Category: English literature
Category: American literature
Category: American literature
Supplement to V. ...
Author: Royal Society of Health (Great Britain)
Category: Public health
Category: Health facilities
Author: Library of the American Hospital Association, Asa S. Bacon Memorial