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Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food

Michaela DeSoucey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691154930
eISBN:
9781400882830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154930.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Who cares about foie gras? As it turns out, many do. In the last decade, this French delicacy—the fattened liver of ducks or geese that have been force-fed through a tube—has been at the center of ... More


What Can We Learn from Liver?

Michaela DeSoucey

in Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691154930
eISBN:
9781400882830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154930.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter summarizes the complex dynamics surrounding the consumption of foie gras. It discusses the history of the foie gras industry as well as its arrival and reception in the United States, ... More


The Paradox of Perspective

Michaela DeSoucey

in Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691154930
eISBN:
9781400882830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154930.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shifts attention to the more general challenges and paradoxes of developing moral understandings around a contested food such as foie gras by asking, up front and center, how we can know ... More


Conclusion

Michaela DeSoucey

in Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691154930
eISBN:
9781400882830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154930.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter considers the implications of the book's analysis for thinking about identities, cultural change, and how symbols energize people in new ways in today's world. After all, food ... More


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