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Klein, Jakob A. (2014) 'Introduction: Cooking, Cuisine and Class and the Anthropology of Food.' In: Klein, Jakob A. and Murcott, Anne, (eds.), Food Consumption in Global Perspective: Essays in the Anthropology of Food in Honour of Jack Goody. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

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In a review essay discussing Jack Goody’s (1982) Cooking, Cuisine and Class: A Study in Comparative Sociology, the anthropologist Sidney Mintz describes the book as ‘a pioneering work, because it looks broadly at the many-sided relationship between food and the rest of culture’ (Mintz 1989: 185). Later, Mintz and Christine Du Bois (2002) argue that the publication of Cooking, Cuisine and Class in 1982 marked a ‘turning point’ in the development of the anthropology of food and eating. By the time of their writing in 2002, they assert that the field had ‘matured enough to serve as a vehicle for examining large and varied problems of theory and research methods’ (Mintz and Du Bois 2002: 100). Since then, the anthropology of food has continued to prosper and mature. This is evidenced by a growing number of academic conferences, research centres, university course modules and postgraduate programmes and by the proliferation and growing sophistication of publications in the anthropology and wider social science of food, including dedicated journals (e.g., Food, Culture and Society; Food and Foodways; Gastronomica; Food and History), readers (e.g., Watson and Caldwell 2005; Counihan and Van Esterik 2013) and handbooks (e.g., Murcott, Belasco and Jackson 2013; Pilcher 2012; Watson and Klein forthcoming).

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology > Food Studies Centre
ISBN: 9781137326409
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Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 12:02
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