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Contested tastes : foie gras and the politics of food, Michaela DeSoucey

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Contested tastes : foie gras and the politics of food
Title
Contested tastes
Title remainder
foie gras and the politics of food
Statement of responsibility
Michaela DeSoucey
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Who cares about foie gras? As it turns out, many do. In the last decade, this French delicacy--the fattened liver of ducks or geese that have been force-fed through a tube--has been at the center of contentious battles between animal rights activists, artisanal farmers, industry groups, politicians, chefs, and foodies. In Contested Tastes, Michaela DeSoucey takes us to farms, restaurants, protests, and political hearings in both the United States and France to reveal why people care so passionately about foie gras--and why we should care too. Bringing together fieldwork, interviews, and materials from archives and the media on both sides of the Atlantic, DeSoucey offers a compelling look at the moral arguments and provocative actions of pro- and anti-foie gras forces. She combines personal stories with fair-minded analysis of the social contexts within which foie gras is loved and loathed. From the barns of rural southwest France and the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, to exclusive New York City kitchens and the government offices of Chicago, DeSoucey demonstrates that the debates over foie gras involve heated and controversial politics. Her rich and nuanced account draws our attention to the cultural dynamics of markets, the multivocal nature of "gastropolitics," and the complexities of what it means to identify as a "moral" eater in today's food world. Investigating the causes and consequences of the foie gras wars, Contested Tastes illuminates the social significance of food and taste in the twenty-first century
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DeSoucey, Michaela
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in cultural sociology
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  • Cooking (Foie gras)
  • Cooking (Foie gras)
  • Food
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Animal Welfare
  • Feeding Methods
  • Poultry
  • Food
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Gastronomy
  • Food
  • Food habits
  • Foie gras
  • France
Label
Contested tastes : foie gras and the politics of food, Michaela DeSoucey
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. The Paradox of Perspective
  • Chapter 6. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. What Can We Learn from Liver?
  • Chapter 2. Vive le Foie Gras!
  • Chapter 3. Gastronationalism on the Ground
  • Chapter 4. Foiehibition
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ocn949884356
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400882830
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400882830
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  • 4573565
  • 22573/ctt1q232ts
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949884356
Label
Contested tastes : foie gras and the politics of food, Michaela DeSoucey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. The Paradox of Perspective
  • Chapter 6. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. What Can We Learn from Liver?
  • Chapter 2. Vive le Foie Gras!
  • Chapter 3. Gastronationalism on the Ground
  • Chapter 4. Foiehibition
Control code
ocn949884356
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400882830
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400882830
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4573565
  • 22573/ctt1q232ts
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949884356

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