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Rewilding Food and the Self


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Part 1: The taste for tradition and the hunter-gatherer model 1. Eating wild game: A new carnivorous morality? 2. From remorse to "hunter pride": On a study of those who eat game Part 2: Promises and market 3. "Natural" wines: The call of the wild grape 4. The wild nature of "vins nature": An oeno-centered counterpoint 5. The promises of fasting: Between animal and primitive models 6. The self, the other and the world: The issues of today's fasting practice Part 3: The wild at the interstices: A way of empowerment? 7. Foraging plants within the urban margins: On the possibilities of living with nature in the Greater Paris. 8. Urban scavenging: Another way to rewild the self in the city 9. The wild side of man. How animal metaphors shape masculine food practices and midlife transitions. 10. "Heavy food" and "being in nature". Revisiting male manual workers' narratives on work, food and health.

About the Author

Tristan Fournier is a sociologist and research fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS - Iris, Paris). Sebastien Dalgalarrondo is a sociologist and research fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS - Iris, Paris).


"This is an original and thought-provoking book about practices and meanings of 'rewilding' food across Europe. Cases of hunting game, foraging in the countryside, dumpster-diving in the city, and producing 'natural' wine uncover how fascination with the wild highlights key moral, environmental, social, and health issues in contemporary eating practices."Carole Counihan, Editor-in-Chief, Food and Foodways"There is in the attraction for the 'wild' a will to break with the established order. This theme regularly reappears in current social life and has evolved according to historical contexts. 'Rewilding Food and the Self: Critical Conversations From Europe' focuses on the contemporary version and analyzes its current and timeless social issues."Jean-Pierre Poulain, Universite de Toulouse, France.

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