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Eating Out

Eating Out
Social Differentiation, Consumption and Pleasure

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  • Date Published: April 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521599696

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  • Eating Out is a fascinating study of the consumption of food outside the home. Through surveys and intensive interviews carried out in England in the 1990s, the authors have collected a wealth of information into people's attitudes toward, and expectations of, eating out as a form of entertainment and an expression of taste and status. This book will be a valuable resource to academics, advanced students and practitioners in the sociology of consumption, cultural studies, tourism and hospitality, home economics, marketing and to the general reader.

    • First systematic scholarly study of eating out
    • Puts a detailed empirical study in the theoretical context of the sociology of consumption
    • Describes attitudes and practices surrounding one of Britain's most popular leisure activities
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    "Eating Out offers a significant introduction and foundation to future study, suggesting new questions to be asked and new theories to structure our understanding of this ever more prevalent mode of food consumption." Gastronomica

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521599696
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 153 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 31 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of boxes
    1. The study and its rationale
    Part I. Modes of Provision:
    2. The development of the habit of eating out in the UK
    3. The meanings of eating out
    Part II. Access:
    4. Patterns of eating out
    5. Domestic organisation, family meals and eating out
    Part III. Delivery:
    6. Personal service in public and private places
    7. Last suppers
    Part IV. Enjoyment: The Attractions of Eating Out:
    8. Eating out and its gratifications
    9. The enjoyment of meal events
    Part V. Conclusion:
    10. Eating out and the theories of consumption
    Methodological appendix: data collection and analysis

  • Authors

    Alan Warde, University of Manchester

    Lydia Martens, University of Stirling

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