Readings

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction
2 Food, Geography, History Bell, David, and Gill Valentine. Consuming Geographies: We Are Where We Eat. London, UK: Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 0415137683.
3 The Basics: History and Theory Tannahill, Reay. Food in History. New York, NY: Crown, 1989. ISBN: 0517884046.

Root, Waverley, and Richard de Rochemont. Eating in America: A History. New York, NY: Ecco, 1976. ISBN: 0688030963.

Barthes, Roland. "Toward a Psychosociology of Contemporary Food Consumption." In Food and Culture: A Reader. Edited by Carole Counihan, and Penny Van Esterik. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997, pp. 20-27. ISBN: 0415917107.

Levi-Strauss, Claude. "The Culinary Triange." In Food and Culture: A Reader. Edited by Carole Counihan, and Penny Van Esterik. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997, pp. 28-35. ISBN: 0415917107.

Douglas, Mary. "Deciphering a Meal." In Food and Culture: A Reader. Edited by Carole Counihan, and Penny Van Esterik. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997, pp. 36-54. ISBN: 0415917107.
4 Colonialism and Capitalism Mintz, Sidney. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History. New York, NY: Penguin, 1985. ISBN: 0670687022.

Weiner, Mark. "Consumer Culture and Participatory Democracy: The Story of Coca-Cola during World War II." In Food in the USA. Edited by Carole Counihan. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002, pp. 123-141. ISBN: 0415932327.

Roseberry, William. "The Rise of Yuppie Coffee and The Reimagination of Class in the United States." In Food in the USA. Edited by Carole Counihan. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002, pp. 149-168. ISBN: 0415932327.

Striffler, Steve. In the Shadows of State and Capital: The United Fruit Company, Popular Struggle, and Agrarian Restructuring in Ecuador, 1900-1995. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002. ISBN: 0822328631.

Dalby, Andrew. Dangerous Tastes: The Story of Spices. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 2000. ISBN: 0520227891.
5 The Raw and the Cooked, Frozen, Radiated, Etc. Levenstein, Harvey. Paradox of Plenty. New York, NY: Oxford, 1988, 1993. ISBN: 0195055438.

Hamilton, Shane. "Cold Capitalism: The Political Ecology of Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice." Agricultural History, no. 77 (Fall 2003): 557-81.

Spiller, James. "Radiant Cuisine-The Commercial Fate of Food Irradiation in the United States." Technology and Culture 45, no. 4 (October 2004). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Buchanan, Nick. "The Atomic Meal." In History and Technology. (Forthcoming)

Bruegel, Martin. "How the French Learned to Eat Canned Food, 1809-1930s." In Food Nations. Edited by Belasco, Warren and Philip Scranton. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002, pp. 113-130. ISBN: 0415930774.

Stull, Donald, Michael Broadway, and David Griffith, eds. Any Way You Cut It: Meat Processing and Small Town America. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, 1995. ISBN: 0700607226.
6 Meat Fink, Deborah. Cutting into the Meatpacknig Line: Workers and Change in the Rural Midwest. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. ISBN: 0807846953.

Striffler, Steven. "Inside a Poultry Processing Plant: An Ethnographic Portrait." Labor History, no. 43 (2002): 305-13.

Page, Brian. "Restructuring Pork Production, Remaking Rural Iowa." In Globalising Food: Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring. Edited by David Goodman, and Michael Watts. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997, pp. 133-157. ISBN: 041516253X.

Boyd, William, and Michael Watts. "Agro-Industrial Just-in-Time: The Chicken Industry and Postwar American Capitalism." In Goodman and Watts. pp. 192-225.

Stull, Donald, Michael Broadway, and David Griffith, eds. Any Way You Cut It: Meat Processing and Small Town America. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, 1995. ISBN: 0700607226.
7 Produce Kramer, Mark. Three Farms: Making Meat, Milk and Money from the American Soil. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987. ISBN: 0674889363. Chapter on Tomatoes.

McPhee, John. Oranges. New York: Noonday Press, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1991, 1975. ISBN: 0374512973.

Barron, Hal. "Citriculture and Southern California: New Historical Perspectives," Ronald Tobey, and Charles Wetherell. "The Citrus Industry and the Revolution of Corporate Capitalism in Southern California, 1887-1944," H. Vincent Moses. "'The Orange Grower is not a Farmer': G. Harold Powell, Riverside Orchardists, and the Coming of Industrial Agriculture, 1893-1930," and Grace Larsen. "Commentary." California History, no. 74 (Spring 1995): 2-45.

Guthman, Julie. Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004. ISBN: 0520240944.

Lang, James. Notes of a Potato Watcher. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press, 2001. ISBN: 1585441384.
8 Rice: Food, Identity, and Subsistence Vennum, Thomas, Jr. Wild Rice and the Ojibway People. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society, 1988. ISBN: 087351226X.

Sisters, Kitchen. "Ricing Time: Harvesting on the Lakes of White Earth."

Carney, Judith. Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002. ISBN: 0674008340.

Ohnuki-Tierney, Emiko. Rice as Self: Japanese Identities Through Time. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993. ISBN: 0691021104.
9 Taboos and Identity Peterson, Dale. Eating Apes. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003. ISBN: 0520230906.

Harris, Marvin. "The Abominable Pig," and "Hippophagy." In Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1985, pp. 67-108. ISBN:  0671503669.

Pollan, Michael. "An Animal's Place." New York Times Sunday Magazine, November 10, 2002, pp. 58-65, 100, and 110-111.
10 Global Food, Global Surprises Friedberg, Susanne. French Beans and Food Scares: Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age. New York, NY: Oxford, 2004. ISBN: 0195169603.

Watson, James L., ed. Golden Arches East: McDonald's in East Asia. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0804732078.

Goodman, David, and Michael Watts, eds. Globalising Food: Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997. ISBN: 041516253X.

Bonanno, Alessandro, Lawrence Busch, Willliam Friedland, Lourdes Gouveia, and Enzo Mingione, eds. From Columbus to ConAgra: The Globalization of Agriculture and Food. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1994. ISBN: 0700606610.
11 Slow and Fast Petrini, Carlo. Slow Food (The Case for Taste). New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0231128444.

Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. ISBN: 0395977894.

Kimbrell, Andrew, ed. Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture. Sausalito: Foundation for Deep Ecology, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2002. ISBN: 1559639415.

Belasco, Warren. Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry. Ithaca, NY: Cornell, 1993. ISBN: 0801481287.
12 Biotechnology and Food Futures Nottingham, Stephen. Eat Your Genes: How Genetically Modified Food is Entering our Diet. New York, NY: Zed, 1998. ISBN: 1856495787.

Lambrecht, Bill. Dinner at the New Gene Café. New York, NY: Thomas Dunne, 2001. ISBN: 0312265751.

Seabrook, John. "Tremors in the Hothouse." New Yorker, July 19, 1993, pp. 40-41.