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Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1

Roger S. Bagnall and Giovanni R. Ruffini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814745267
eISBN:
9780814771327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745267.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, found during New York University's excavations at Amheida in the western desert of Egypt. The majority date to the Late Roman period ... More


Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Amy L. Best

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In recent years, questions such as “What are kids eating?” and “Who's feeding our kids?” have sparked a torrent of public and policy debates as we increasingly focus our attention on the issue of ... More


A Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization

Barbara Katz Rothman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479855308
eISBN:
9781479846023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479855308.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

There are people dedicated to improving the way we eat, and people dedicated to improving the way we give birth. A Bun in the Oven is the first comparison of these two social movements. In this book ... More


Introduction: Fast-Food Kids

Amy L. Best

in Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the book's main themes. This book is an ethnography about food in the lives of American youth and the places where they eat. It hopes to show how ... More


The Family Meal: Eating Together, Eating Apart

Amy L. Best

in Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores food and family life, focusing on changes to modern families as expressed in the interviews and narratives about family meals as a form of private food provisioning that is ... More


I’m Lovin’ It: Fast Food and After-School Hot Spots

Amy L. Best

in Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores youth food consumption in commercial food settings as youth leave school at the end of the day. It focuses in particular on McDonald's and Chipotle as popular after-school ... More


Conclusion: Food Futures and Social Change

Amy L. Best

in Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This concluding chapter considers how we might think about youth food consumption, as a sphere of social meaning constituted in the everyday spaces of school, home, and commercial realms, and its ... More


Abundance

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the abundance and variety of food in America during its early years as a nation, along with its impact on health. The availability of food was a major factor in the country's ... More


The Cafeteria as Great Equalizer: Making Food Good

Amy L. Best

in Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the lunch menu at Thurgood High School, focusing on the work of food director Brenda, with the aim to deepen our understanding of the complexity of school lunch as a high-stakes ... More


Eat What’s Good for You: Class and the Cult of Health

Amy L. Best

in Fast Food Kids: French Fries, Lunch Lines and Social Ties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479842704
eISBN:
9781479860135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842704.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on Washington High School and its cafeteria, examining the different types of food found there and the role of parents in shaping the cafeteria and students, with specific ... More


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