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Food FightsHow History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates$
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Charles C. Ludington and Matthew Morse Booker

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469652894

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.001.0001

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Can “Taste” Be Separated from Social Class?

Can “Taste” Be Separated from Social Class?

(p.81) 4 Can “Taste” Be Separated from Social Class?
Food Fights

S. Margot Finn

University of North Carolina Press

For the last two decades the United States has witnessed the rise of the “foodie” movement, and yet this movement has not brought about widespread change among general American population. Margot Finn argues that this apparent contradiction can be explained by the fact that most food conscientiousness is elitist; it is driven not by any underlying progressive ideology, but by a desire of culturally elite consumers to distinguish themselves from the general populace. Thus, taste, cannot be separated from social class.

Keywords:   Good food, Class, Taste, Bourdieu, Distinction, Snobbery, Elitism, Social class

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