Sociologies of Food and Nutrition

  • Wm. Alex McIntosh

Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  4. Wm. Alex McIntosh
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 255-314

About this book


Here, Wm. Alex McIntosh analyzes the relationship between food and nutrition and social factors, using a wide array of sociological theories. The author applies theories of social organization, culture, social stratification, social change, rural sociology, the sociology of the body, and social problems to empirical problems in food and nutrition. By doing so, he sheds light on issues such as the rise of the state; population growth; famine; obesity; eating disorders; the maldistribution of food across class, gender, and ethnic boundaries; and the changing nature of the food industry.


assessment food food industry gender nature nutrition obesity social change sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Wm. Alex McIntosh
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  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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