Publisher description for Waste matters : new perspectives of food and society / edited by David Evans, Hugh Campbell and Anne Murcott.

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This book offers the first framing of potential social science approaches to the compelling and yet hugely under-researched topic of food waste.
Shows how the profile of waste has suddenly increased as a topic of sociological relevance and extends these developments to analyses of food
Conceptualises waste as a dynamic category and one that plays an important role in processes of cultural and economic organisation
Brings together theoretical and empirical contributions from a range of disciplinary perspectives
Engages with food waste in a number of contexts and at a variety of scales
Explores issues such as the regulation and governance of food systems; the materiality of foodstuffs and associated technologies; the dynamics of social practices and what goes on in domestic kitchens; the ways in which food and waste are circulated in societies; dumpster diving and freeganism, and socio-technical innovations for waste reduction
Demonstrates how food waste is a useful lens through which to tend to a number of contemporary issues within sociology and social theory

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Food -- Social aspects.
Food habits.
Food supply -- Social aspects.
Waste products.
Waste (Economics) -- Social aspects.
Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects.