The frontiers of food studies

Warren Belasco, Amy Bentley, Charlotte Biltekoff, Psyche Williams-Forson, Carolyn de la Peña

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From Latin meaning hearth or fireplace, and by extension the center of the home. Taken by Kepler (1604) in a mathematical sense for "point of convergence." Introduced into English 1656 by Hobbes. Sense transfer to "center of activity or energy" is first recorded 1796.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-314
Number of pages14
JournalFood, Culture and Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies


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