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Eating Is Believing

Line Holler Mielby and Michael Bom Frøst

in The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153454
eISBN:
9780231526920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153454.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter begins with the author's account of eating an entire meal in total darkness at Unsicht-Bar in Hamburg, Germany. He says that when we are deprived of one of our key senses, our impression ... More


Popular Explanations of the Environmental Crisis

Liam Downey

in Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479850723
eISBN:
9781479885978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850723.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter explores two of the most popular explanations of environmental degradation currently found in environmental and public-policy circles: environmental economics and consumer-oriented ... More


Introduction: When More Becomes Less

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter presents an introduction to print and news media and other alternative platforms for news production and distribution on the Web and citizen media sites. It describes two leading online ... More


The Consumption of Increasingly Less Diverse News Content

Pablo J. Boczkowski

in News at Work: Imitation in an Age of Information Abundance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226062792
eISBN:
9780226062785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226062785.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter analyzes several patterns that mark the consumption of homogenized news. There is a difference between the stories consumers most frequently choose to read and the top stories provided ... More


Activating Empathetic Citizens

Caroline W. Lee

in Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

What are the intended outcomes of public engagement? How are they engineered? Chapter 6 looks at the authentic transformations from cynical consumers to active citizens that public engagement ... More


Questions of Quality

Richa Kumar

in Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465330
eISBN:
9780199087013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465330.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 8 argues that power relations in soyabean markets are structured around norms of quality and who gets to determine the quality of a farmer’s crop. It suggests that focusing on the question of ... More


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