How has the contemporary media changed the perception of food?

Pruul, Kreete (2012) How has the contemporary media changed the perception of food? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The interest of food is reaching its peak and it has become a popular subject across the media and this dissertation examines the media's role in English food habits. It is especially focusing on the relationship between food and class. It discusses how the complex English class system still influences people's choices of food and eating habits. It analyses how food operates as a source of status and why some food items have an invisible class label.
    This dissertation outlines the problems between class structures and food consumption. It also looks at the way the contemporary media deals with the notion of class structures in the United Kingdom. This study looks at English class structures in order to analyse how food and media operates in this complex system. Firstly, the study gives an overview of the Post-War English class system to link that with the contemporary food consumption. Then it considers the role of television cookery programmes by focusing on two male chefs Jamie Oliver and Nigel Slater to understand how they underline the issues of class and food. Finally, it discusses the presentation of food in print media by focussing on Delicious food magazine.
    The dissertation concludes with how media plays a part in constructing and changing English food habits. It also shows how the class distinction in the English society divides people by their food consumption and habits.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 15:37
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:32

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