The Food Movement, Culture, and Religion

A Tale of Pigs, Christians, Jews, and Politics

  • Jonathan┬áSchorsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 99-121

About this book


This book explores the cultural and religious politics of the contemporary food movement, starting from the example of Jewish foodies, their zeal for pig (forbidden by Jewish law), and their talk about why ignoring traditional precepts around food is desirable.  Focusing on the work of Michael Pollan, Jonathan Schorsch questions the modernist, materialist, and rationalist worldview of many foodies and discusses their lack of attention to culture, tradition, and religion.  


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan┬áSchorsch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71705-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71706-7
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