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Waste Matters : New Perspectives on Food and Society, Paperback / softback Book

Waste Matters : New Perspectives on Food and Society Paperback / softback

Edited by SOM

Part of the Sociological Review Monographs series


This book offers the first framing of potential social science approaches to the compelling and yet hugely under-researched topic of food waste. Shows how the profile of waste has suddenly increased as a topic of sociological relevance and extends these developments to analyses of foodConceptualises waste as a dynamic category and one that plays an important role in processes of cultural and economic organisationBrings together theoretical and empirical contributions from a range of disciplinary perspectivesEngages with food waste in a number of contexts and at a variety of scalesExplores issues such as the regulation and governance of food systems; the materiality of foodstuffs and associated technologies; the dynamics of social practices and what goes on in domestic kitchens; the ways in which food and waste are circulated in societies; dumpster diving and freeganism, and socio-technical innovations for waste reductionDemonstrates how food waste is a useful lens through which to tend to a number of contemporary issues within sociology and social theory


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 250 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social issues & processes
  • ISBN: 9781118394311



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