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Eating Out

Eating Out
Social Differentiation, Consumption and Pleasure

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

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  • Eating Out, first published in 2000, is a fascinating study of the consumption of food outside the home, based on extensive original research carried out in England in the 1990s. Reflecting the explosion of interest in food, ranging from food scares to the national obsession with celebrity chefs, the practice of eating out has increased dramatically over recent years. Through surveys and intensive interviews, the authors have collected a wealth of information into people's attitudes towards, and expectations of, eating out as a form of entertainment and an expression of taste and status. Amongst other topics they examine social inequalities in access to eating out, social distinction, interactions between customers and staff, and the economic and social implications of the practice. Eating Out will be a valuable resource to academics, advanced students and practitioners in the sociology of consumption, cultural studies, social anthropology, tourism and hospitality, home economics, marketing, and 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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    • Date Published: March 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

    Acknowledgements
    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
    References.

  • Authors

    Alan Warde, University of Manchester

    Lydia Martens, University of Stirling

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