This book explores the new applications of established theories or adapts theoretical approaches in order to illuminate behaviour in the field of food. It focuses on social processes at the downstream end of the food chain, processes of distribution and consumption. The book reviews the existing disciplinary approaches to understanding judgements about food taste. It suggests that the quality 'halal' is the result of a social and economic consensus between the different generations and cultures of migrant Muslims as distinct from the non-Muslim majority. Food quality is to be viewed in terms of emergent cognitive paradigms sustained within food product networks that encompass a wide range of social actors with a wide variety of intermediaries, professional and governmental. The creation of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) occurred at a juncture when perceptions of policy failure were acknowledged at United Kingdom and European Union governmental levels. The book presents a case study of retailer-led food governance in the UK to examine how different 'quality logics' actually collide in the competitive world of food consumption and production. It argues that concerns around food safety were provoked by the emergence of a new food aesthetic based on 'relationalism' and 'embeddedness'. The book also argues that the study of the arguments and discourses deployed to criticise or otherwise qualify consumption is important to the political morality of consumption.
Manchester University Press
Globalizing Sport Studies
Series editor: John Horne, Professor of Sport and Sociology, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Public interest in sport studies continues to grow throughout the world. This series brings together the latest work in the field and acts as a global knowledge hub for interdisciplinary work in sport studies. While promoting work across disciplines, the series focuses on social scientific and cultural studies of sport. It brings together the most innovative scholarly empirical and theoretical work, from within the UK and internationally.
Books previously published in this series by Bloomsbury Academic:
Global Media Sport: Flows, Forms and Futures
Japanese Women and Sport: Beyond Baseball and Sumo
Sport for Development and Peace: A Critical Sociology
Globalizing Cricket: Englishness, Empire and Identity
Sport and Social Movements: From the Local to the Global , , , and
The Greening of Golf: Sport, Globalization and the environment and
Sport and Technology: An Actor-Network Theory perspective
Sport in the Black Atlantic
Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean diaspora
Manchester University Press
Manchester and New York
Copyright © Janelle Joseph 2017
The right of Janelle Joseph to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
Published by Manchester University Press
Altrincham Street, Manchester M1 7JA
British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data applied for
ISBN 978 1 7849 9407 5 hardback
ISBN 978 1 5261 0493 9 Open Access
First published 2017
This electronic version has been made freely available under a Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC) licence. A copy of the licence can be viewed at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
The publisher has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLs for any external or third-party internet websites referred to in this book, and does not guarantee that any content on such websites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.