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Food PolicyIntegrating health, environment and society$
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Tim Lang, David Barling, and Martin Caraher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567882

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.001.0001

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Behaviour and culture

Behaviour and culture

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(p.223) Chapter 7 Behaviour and culture
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Food Policy
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Tim Lang

David Barling

Martin Caraher

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567882.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the behavioural and cultural aspects of food. It argues that food behaviour can be located within a social process in which consumers are but one set of actors in the food system, and where contexts and social interactions may be set and inherited through wider culture, geography and history, as well as family or domestic circumstance. Policies are engaged with all these levels, factors, and drivers.

Keywords:   food policy, food culture, cuisine, domestic labour, domestic circumstance

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