I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
Three books about eating: 2. The Practice of Eating
This is the second of three books about eating. The first is here.
Alan Warde. The Practice of Eating. Polity, 2016.
This is a sociologist’s attempt to establish a theory of food consumption. Advances in theory, he says, have been limited for three reasons:
First, eating has been looked at as a series of practical problems, as a terrain of crises. Second, the topic has been dealt with in multidisciplinary contexts where theoretical synthesis has had low priority. Third, consumption remains subordinated to concern about production.
This book makes up for those deficiencies and will be greatly appreciated by graduate students of sociology, food studies, and other academic disciplines.