Food and Cultural Studies

By Bob Ashley; Joanne Hollows et al. | Go to book overview

9

Eating out

Upon entering one's local multiplex cinema, one might be forgiven for mistaking its primary function. There is a ticket sales area with a relatively inconspicuous listing of the films showing. It is only when one has progressed into the darkness of the auditorium that the main function becomes clear. Before that, in the very spacious and brightly lit foyer, frequently devoid of any cinema-specific paraphernalia, what one is most aware of is food. Ice-cream and pick 'n' mix sweets and soft drinks, and hot dogs and nachos and, of course, popcorn, lots of popcorn. Indeed lots of everything - all of the food seems to be served in gigantic containers - even the 'regular Pepsi'. A striking feature of the contemporary landscape is the endless provision of food outlets which supplement the main activity or purpose of a whole raft of commercial premises. Thus the sports stadium and the leisure and health club, the airport, bus or train station, the museum and the art gallery, the bookshop, the supermarket and the shopping mall may all be placed alongside the workplace and the cinema we began with, to give a strong sense of the range of options currently available for eating outside the home.

Any commercial enterprise of any size today would appear to need to offer some form of sustenance - it is apparently not possible to survive for more than a very short time without snacking. Indeed, Fischler (1980) has claimed that we now inhabit an 'empire of snacks'. Although this is not an entirely recent development, there clearly has been an increase in the volume of foods consumed outside the home. In 1989, Finkelstein predicted that by the end of the twentieth century two in three meals in the USA would be purchased and consumed outside the home (Finkelstein, 1989:1). A few years later Christina Hardyment, drawing on surveys of food consumption in Britain, estimated that 'meals consumed out of the home' constituted 'almost half of the average household's meal occasions' (1995:193).

-141-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Food and Cultural Studies
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 240

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.