The Eater Reader

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/27/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Longman Topics are brief, thought-provoking readers on a single complex, compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length reading selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Nutritionp. 8
"Nutritionismöp. 11
"Where Does Polysorbate 60 Come From, Daddy?öp. 16
"The French Paradoxöp. 21
"The Queen of Moldöp. 27
Consumerismp. 33
"Do You Want Lies With That?öp. 36
"Escalated Dining: Is Mall Food Becoming Classy?öp. 42
"Open for Business: Eating Out as Group Therapy in Post-Katrina New Orleansöp. 47
"The Deadly Little Secret: Candy Cigarettesöp. 53
Body Imagep. 57
"How to Address Obesity in a Fat-Phobic Societyöp. 63
"Childhoodöp. 67
"Oprah Celebrates 20,000th Pound Lostöp. 75
"Food and Feelingsöp. 78
Ethicsp. 83
"Whence the Beef?: The Gruesome Trip From Pasture to Platteröp. 87
"Meatless Like Me: I May Be a Vegetarian, but I Still Love the Smell of Baconöp. 92
"Causes of Hunger are Related to Povertyöp. 97
"The Ethics of Eating: Consider the Farmworkersöp. 102
Workp. 112
"My Week as a Waiteröp. 115
"Working in the Shadows: America's Dirty Food Jobsöp. 123
"Rethinking Work: Cooking as Laboröp. 127
"Competitive Eating: The Most American Sport?öp. 131
Technologyp. 137
"The Udder Truthöp. 141
"Mass Production of Food Is Ruining Our Healthöp. 150
"At 50, TV Dinner Is Still Cookin'ôp. 160
"The Green Monster: Could Frankenfoods Be Good for the Environment?öp. 164
"Fast-Food Assistant 'Hyperactive Bob' Example of Robots' Growing Roleöp. 169
Race/Ethnicityp. 175
"Between Meals: Who Determines If Food Is Authentic?öp. 177
"Soul Food: A New Place at the Tableöp. 179
"Swallowing Fishbonesöp. 183
"Through the Agesöp. 190
Creditsp. 195
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