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Sociology of Food

The Sociology of Food is the study of food and eating in human society. Research in this field may incorporate aspects of history, anthropology, nutrition or psychology, and aims to answer the question of what role food plays within our social environment

Suggested Search Terms

The Sociology of Food is the study of food and eating in human society. Research in this field may incorporate aspects of history, anthropology, nutrition or psychology, and aims to answer the question of what role food plays within an underlying social environment.

This is a guide to selected sources of information about the Sociology of Food available at URI. To find additional information, conduct a Subject search in the library catalog using terms such as:

  • Food
  • Food Habits
  • Food Consumption
  • Food – Political Aspects
  • Food – Social Aspects
  • Nutrition – Social Aspects
  • Drinking Customs

Articles & Databases

Journal and magazine articles concerning the Sociology of Food can be found using the following electronic databases, by conducting a keyword search or using subject headings.

Created & Revised By

Created by Mindy Drake 4/05. Revised  & Reformated by Anthony Loffredio 4/12, Madge Boldt 4/14. Updated by Lauren Morrissette 6/18

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.