Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food

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University of California Press, 18‏/10‏/2006 - 393 من الصفحات
In this provocative and lively addition to his acclaimed writings on food, Warren Belasco takes a sweeping look at a little-explored yet timely topic: humanity's deep-rooted anxiety about the future of food. People have expressed their worries about the future of the food supply in myriad ways, and here Belasco explores a fascinating array of material ranging over two hundred years—from futuristic novels and films to world's fairs, Disney amusement parks, supermarket and restaurant architecture, organic farmers' markets, debates over genetic engineering, and more. Placing food issues in this deep historical context, he provides an innovative framework for understanding the future of food today—when new prophets warn us against complacency at the same time that new technologies offer promising solutions. But will our grandchildren's grandchildren enjoy the cornucopian bounty most of us take for granted? This first history of the future to put food at the center of the story provides an intriguing perspective on this question for anyone—from general readers to policy analysts, historians, and students of the future—who has wondered about the future of life's most basic requirement.

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Meals to come: a history of the future of food

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In his latest book, Belasco (American studies, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore Cty.;Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry ) surveys the history of thinking about the future ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

Meals to come: a history of the future of food

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In his latest book, Belasco (American studies, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore Cty.;Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry ) surveys the history of thinking about the future ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتوى

Will the World Run Out of Food?
20
The Deep Structure of the Debate
61
The Utopian Caveat
95
Dystopias
119
The Classical Future
149
The Modernist Future
166
The Recombinant Future
219
Postscript
263
Selected Bibliography
317
Acknowledgments
333
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Warren Belasco, Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is author of Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry and Americans on the Road: From Autocamp to Motel and coeditor of Food Nations: Selling Taste in Consumer Societies.

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