Consuming Geographies

Consuming Geographies

Consuming Geographies

Food occupies a seemingly mundane position in all our lives, yet the ways we think about shopping, cooking and eating are intensively reflexive, and food consumption as a practice impacts on our sense of place.

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Genre : Science
Author : David Bell
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 258 Pages
ISBN : 0415137683


Consuming Geographies

Consuming Geographies

Food occupies a seemingly mundane position in all our lives, yet the ways we think about shopping, cooking and eating are actually intensely reflexive. The daily pick and mix of our eating habits is one way we experience spatial scale. From the relationship of our food intake to our body-shape, to the impact of our tastes upon global food-production regimes, we all read food consumption as a practice which impacts on our sense of place. Drawing on anthropological, sociological and cultural readings of food consumption, as well as empirical material on shopping, cooking, food technology and the food media, this book demonstrates the importance of space and place in identity formation. We all think place (and) identity through food - we are where we eat!

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Genre : Science
Author : David Bell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 9781135103231


The Consuming Geographies Of Food

The Consuming Geographies Of Food

The consumption and distribution of food, as well as its production, has become a major public policy issue over the past few decades; what we eat is no longer merely a private matter but carries significant externalities for wider society. Its increasing significance within the public arena implies a dissonance regarding the boundaries of food; where do we draw the line between food as private and food as public? What are the rights of society to impinge upon individual food consumption, and what conflicts will ensue when this boundary is disputed? The Consuming Geographies of Food explores these multiple issues of food across different regions of the world from the consumer’s perspective. It uniquely explicates the factors that lead customers towards certain typologies of consumption and towards certain types of retailing, offering a comprehensive review of the obesity problem, the phenomenon of food deserts and the issue of exclusion from a healthy diet. It then considers the effects of food on the consumer, the dynamic relationship between food and people, and the issue of food exclusion before concluding with possible futures for food consumption, from low-technology projects to high-technology scenarios. Based on original research into food access, ethics and consumption in both developed and less-developed countries this book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the fields of geography, economics, hospitality health, marketing, nutrition and sociology.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Hillary J. Shaw
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-04-24
Total Pages : 210 Pages
ISBN : 9781136679322


Consuming Space

Consuming Space

An examination of the relationship between space, place and consumption offers important insights into some of the most powerful forces constructing contemporary societies. Space and place are made and remade through consumption. Yet how do cultures of consumption discover space, and how do they construct place? This book addresses these questions by exploring the implications of conceptualizing consumption as a spatial, increasingly global, yet intensely localized activity. The work develops integrative approaches that articulate the processes involved in the production and consumption of space and place. The result is a varied, engaging, and innovative study of consumption and its role in structuring contemporary capitalist political economies.

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Genre : Science
Author : Michael K. Goodman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-23
Total Pages : 296 Pages
ISBN : 9781317161110


Leisure Tourism Geographies

Leisure Tourism Geographies

Leisure and Tourism Geographies considers leisure/tourism as an encounter. An encounter that exists between people, between people and space and between people and their expectations, experiences and desires. The contributors explore diverse aspects of leisure and tourism, ranging from the methodologies behind leisure practices to detailed case studies including: *Disneyland, Paris *tourism in sacred landscapes *leisure practices in cyberspace *leisure and yachting *use of recreational/holiday cottages *National Parks, local parks and gardens Presenting an exciting mix of attitudes and ideas concerning leisure and tourism, this book documents a lively debate, placing geography at its centre.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : David Crouch
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 316 Pages
ISBN : 0415181097


Food Geographies

Food Geographies

This text introduces students to current food issues and their underlying social, political, and ecological connections. Concise and accessible, it covers how food production and consumption influences the environment, social and economic relations, politics, and everyday life, with current global examples that address sustainability and equity.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Pascale Joassart-Marcelli
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2022-02-25
Total Pages : 343 Pages
ISBN : 9781538126660


Encyclopedia Of Geography

Encyclopedia Of Geography

Simply stated, geography studies the locations of things and the explanations that underlie spatial distributions. Profound forces at work throughout the world have made geographical knowledge increasingly important for understanding numerous human dilemmas and our capacities to address them. With more than 1,200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Geography reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. The six volumes of this encyclopedia encapsulate a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century. Key Features Gives a concise historical sketch of geography's long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS Provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace Decomposes geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements Provides hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text Includes a special map section Key Themes Physical Geography Human Geography Nature and Society Methods, Models, and GIS People, Organizations, and Movements History of Geography This encyclopedia strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers. It brings together the diversity of geographical knowledge, making it an invaluable resource for any academic library.

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Genre : Science
Author : Barney Warf
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2010-09-21
Total Pages : 3560 Pages
ISBN : 9781452265179


Emotional Geographies

Emotional Geographies

Bringing together well-established interdisciplinary scholars - including geographers Phil Hubbard, Chris Philo and Hester Parr, and sociologists Jenny Hockey, Mike Hepworth and John Urry - and a new generation of researchers, this volume presents a wide range of innovative studies of fundamentally important questions of emotion. Following an overarching introduction, three interlinked sections elaborate key intersections between emotions and spatial concepts, on which each chapter offers a particular take informed by substantive research. At the heart of the collection lies a commitment to convey how emotions always spill over from one domain to another, as well as to illuminate the multiplicity of spaces that produce and are produced by emotional life. The book demonstrates the richness that an interdisciplinary engagement with the emotionality of socio-spatial life generates.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Liz Bondi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-13
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781317144618


Health Geographies

Health Geographies

Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction explores health and biomedical topics from a range of critical geographic perspectives. Building on the field’s past engagement with social theory it extends the focus of health geography into new areas of enquiry. Introduces key topics in health geography through clear and engaging examples and case studies drawn from around the world Incorporates multi-disciplinary perspectives and approaches applied in the field of health geography Identifies both health and biomedical issues as a central area of concern for critically oriented health geographers Features material that is alert to questions of global scale and difference, and sensitive to the political and economic as well sociocultural aspects of health Provides extensive pedagogic materials within the text and guidance for further study

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Tim Brown
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-07-24
Total Pages : 303 Pages
ISBN : 9781118739020


Towards Enabling Geographies

Towards Enabling Geographies

Over the past 15 years, geography has made many significant contributions to our understanding of disabled people's identities, lives, and place in society and space. 'Towards Enabling Geographies' brings together leading scholars to showcase the 'second wave' of geographical studies concerned with disability and embodied differences. This area has broadened and challenged conventional boundaries of 'disability', expanding the kinds of embodied differences considered, while continuing to grapple with important challenges such as policy relevance and the use of more inclusionary research approaches. This book demonstrates the value of a spatial conceptualization of disability and disablement to a broader social science audience, whilst examining how this conceptualization can be further developed and refined.

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Genre : Science
Author : Edward Hall
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-24
Total Pages : 286 Pages
ISBN : 9781317009016