Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape. by Josée Johnston and Shyon. Baumann. Foodies: Democracy and Distinction. Adorno’s name and legacy as a founding member of the Frankfurt School in the late. s is not so stirring to sociologists as it was between the publication of. Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape. By JOSEE JOHNSTON and SHYON BAUMANN. JESSICA MILES. University.
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Return to Book Page. This important new cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic.
Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinc This important new cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinction for economic and cultural elites, indirectly maintaining and reproducing social inequality.
While the first dstinction insists that anybody can be a foodie, the second asks foodies to look in the mirror and think about their relative social and economic privilege. By simultaneously considering both foodiew these stories, and studying how they operate in tension, a delicious sociology of food becomes available, perfect for teaching a broad range of cultural sociology courses.
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To ask other readers questions about Foodiesplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 01, Dillon Peck rated it really liked it. This is a thorough and careful examination of the “Foodie” identity: Their conclusions are insightful and illuminating, and they do a great job of acknowledging the limits of their study.
I learned quite a lot from this book and I found that their concepts and framework were useful for understanding other dominant “sub-culture” identities. Now that we have that out This is a thorough and careful examination of the “Foodie” identity: Now that we have that out of the way, I have to say that stylistically this book has a stick waaaaaaaay up its ass. The entire book reads like a scientific journal.
I don’t know if the authors were worried about being taken seriously or what, but they could have made the same points at the same level of credibility without being so damn stiff. Definitely would have been five stars if it’d been more readable. Aug 15, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: I was more excited by the introduction to this work than by reading the entire book. Perhaps most shocking was the chapter on class and inequality, showing that foodies typically don’t acknowledge these s I was more excited by the introduction to this work than by reading the entire book.
Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape
Perhaps most shocking was the chapter on class and inequality, showing that foodies typically don’t acknowledge these social issues, even normalizing fooxscape.
My perspective is forever altered — and that’s a good thing. Easy to follow, and makes good contribution to the assorted areas that intersect with food studies race, class, gender, etc. A great read even outside the academic field.
Jun 03, Allison rated it did not like it Shelves: I did not like this book at all. I read it for a class in grad school, and though it inspired great debate, I’m not sure it was really worth reading since it was so… lacking. The authors’ definitions of “foodie” had already become somewhat outdated, and their survey of food enthusiasts was far too narrow. Could have been great, but it wasn’t. Nov 05, AJ rated it liked it Shelves: Very academic, but interesting.
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