Sociology of Food: Eating and Social Food Space
Presses Universitaires de France
Eating is a concrete display of the most fundamental values of a culture. Modern alimentation with its accompanying crises offers ideal material for understanding modern social mutations. By revealing what is at stake in terms of symbolism and identity in relation to food, sociology can contribute to a better general understanding of food and provide improved methods of crisis management for the different social actors in the food industry.
Jean-Pierre Poulain : Jean-Pierre Poulain is a professor at the University of Toulouse II.