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Bååth, J. (2019). Book Review: The Invention of Creativity: Modern Society and the Cult of the New [Review]. Acta Sociologica, 62(1), 112-114
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Review: The Invention of Creativity: Modern Society and the Cult of the New
2019 (English)In: Acta Sociologica, ISSN 0001-6993, E-ISSN 1502-3869, Vol. 62, no 1, p. 112-114Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79184 (URN)10.1177/0001699318779872 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2019-02-13Bibliographically approved
Bååth, J. & Neuman, N. (2018). Genusmönster på svensk måltidslitteratur: Eller konsten att döma boken efter omslaget. In: Karsten Thurfjell, Charlotte Birnbaum & Stephan Rössner (Ed.), O.S.A.: Gastronomiska akademiens årsbok utgiven för femtionionde året i följd : Gastronomisk kalender 2019 (pp. 98-114). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genusmönster på svensk måltidslitteratur: Eller konsten att döma boken efter omslaget
2018 (Swedish)In: O.S.A.: Gastronomiska akademiens årsbok utgiven för femtionionde året i följd : Gastronomisk kalender 2019 / [ed] Karsten Thurfjell, Charlotte Birnbaum & Stephan Rössner, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2018, p. 98-114Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Detta kapitel är finansierat med generöst bidrag från Gastronomiska stiftelsen. Författarna har bidragit i lika stor utsträckning genom ansökningsprocessen, materialbearbetningen och skrivandet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2018
Series
Gastronomiska akademiens årsbok
Keywords
måltid, måltidsforskning, måltidslitteratur, genus, kockar, gastronomi, kokböcker, stjärnkockar
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Cultural Studies Gender Studies
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79182 (URN)9789173319379 (ISBN)
Note

Ej belagd 20190221

Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Bååth, J. (2018). Production in a state of abundance: valuation and practice in the Swedish meat supply chain. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Department of Sociology, Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Production in a state of abundance: valuation and practice in the Swedish meat supply chain
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a sociological contribution to the study of abundance. It discusses the case of Swedish meat producers and how they persist in producing pork and beef despite a lack of demand and competitive disadvantages compared with foreign suppliers. In doing so, this study answers how abundance is perpetuated in the production of a foodstuff in over-supply. This monograph further adds new empirical and theoretical knowledge to the fields of food studies, economic sociology, and the social sciences studying problems of abundance.

The study explores how Swedish meat producers deal with problems stemming from supplying more than demanded volumes of food. The inquiry into this topic combines pragmatism, economic sociology, and qualitative fieldwork. The empirical materials mainly consist of in-depth interviews with 41 informants and more than one month of participatory observations from the Swedish meat supply chain.

The evidence supplied shows how farmers, meat processors, and retailers continue supplying an abundant foodstuff by studying the valuations used in their production practice. The conclusion is that meat is not supplied to meet the consumers’ demand for food. Instead, this foodstuff is supplied as a marketing tool to meet the producers’ demand for commerce as an aesthetic of market exchange, or sustained production in line with Swedish agrifood policy, distinguished by high animal welfare and low antibiotics use. It is further argued that abundance is perpetuated because these producers rely on valuations which distinguish certain qualities of a good, rather than sufficient quantity of supply. Without using a quantitative, commensurable measure, it is not possible to limit the supply. This study contrasts existing theories of abundance by stating that problems thereof depend on how sufficiency is valuated, not the existence of some excess. These findings further support the argument that supply chains must be granted more attention in food studies primarily preoccupied with consumers. They also suggest further investigations into the relationships between markets in supply chains, and the role of production sites in economic life, would benefit economic sociology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, 2018. p. 246
Keywords
abundance, production, valuation, Swedish meat industry, supply chain, post-scarcity society, economic sociology, food studies, agriculture, grocery retail, pragmatism, practice theory, ethnography
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79180 (URN)978-91-506-2681-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-05-04, Uppsala University Main Building, Room IX, Biskopsgatan 3, 13:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Funder
EU, European Research Council, CEV-263699
Available from: 2018-12-18 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved
Bååth, J. (2017). Book review: Consumption: A Sociological Analysis [Review]. Acta Sociologica, 61(2), 221-222
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review: Consumption: A Sociological Analysis
2017 (English)In: Acta Sociologica, ISSN 0001-6993, E-ISSN 1502-3869, Vol. 61, no 2, p. 221-222Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79178 (URN)10.1177/0001699317736410 (DOI)000431954000008 ()
Note

Review of: Alan Warde, Consumption: A Sociological Analysis, Palgrave Macmillan: London, 2017, 261 pp.

Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2018-12-13Bibliographically approved
Bååth, J. (2017). Book review: Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food [Review]. Acta Sociologica, 60(3), 285-286
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review: Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food
2017 (English)In: Acta Sociologica, ISSN 0001-6993, E-ISSN 1502-3869, Vol. 60, no 3, p. 285-286Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2017
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79179 (URN)10.1177/0001699317694232 (DOI)000405448400007 ()
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2018-12-13Bibliographically approved
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