publication . Thesis . 2003

Serious Feast: Vancouver Foodies in Globalized Consumer Society

Ambrozas, Diana;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Just three American magazines were devoted to food in 1973. while today the number has grown exponentially to over thirty. In this research project I tell the story of why this happened at this particular historical juncture. I am also interested in researching a particular locale. Specifically, this dissertation studies Vancouver foodies in the context of globalized consumer society. "Foodies" is a term used by the media and, grudgingly. by foodies themselves. It denotes people whose identity is partly formed by eating "good food" and by regularly consuming a range of products from cooking magazines to kitchen tools. On the basis of semi-structured interviews w...
Related Organizations

2 ((1 am a foodie but:" Food-centred identities and lifestyles in Vancouver ............................................................................................................23 4 "My gut says that something is not right about this:" Vancouver foodie subculture and resistance to industrial agriculture and genetic modification technology ................................................ 121 Middle-class antimodernism ........................................................................................1..2.2 Organic food as symbolic resistance to industrial agribusiness and GM technology ..... 130 Knowledge about GMOs ......................................................................................1..3.6 Slow food and resistance to modem convenience .......................................................... 142 The concept of subculture ............................................................................................1..4.6 Foodies as another "antimodern blend of accommodation and protest" ........................154

Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue