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Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates

Charles C. Ludington and Matthew Morse Booker


What we eat, where it is from, and how it is produced are vital questions in today’s America. We think seriously about food because it is freighted with the hopes, fears, and anxieties of modern life. Yet critiques of food and food systems all too often sprawl into jeremiads against modernity itself, while supporters of the status quo refuse to acknowledge the problems with today’s methods of food production and distribution. Food Fights sheds new light on these crucial debates, using a historical lens. Its essays take strong positions, even arguing with one another, as they explore the many t ... More

Keywords: Food history, Food system, Food studies, Foodways, Taste, Gender, Regulation, GMOs, Nutrition, Cooking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469652894
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles C. Ludington, editor
North Carolina State University

Matthew Morse Booker, editor
North Carolina State University