Fast Food Nation

The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547750331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 162107272X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The perfect companion to Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
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Fast Food Nation

The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395977897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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A journalist explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.
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Fast Food Nation Tie-in

The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006116139X

Category: History

Page: 383

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A journalist explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.
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The Cinema of Richard Linklater

Walk, Don't Run

Author: Rob Stone

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850409

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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From Slacker (1991) to The School of Rock (2003), from Before Sunrise (1995) to Before Sunset (2004), from the walking and talking of his no/low-budget American independent films to conversing with the philosophical traditions of the European art house, Richard Linklater's films are some of the most critical, political, and spiritual achievements of contemporary world cinema. Examinations of Linklater's collaborative working practices and deployment of rotoscoping and innovative distribution strategies all feature in this book, which aspires to walk and talk with the filmmaker and his films. Informed by a series of original interviews with the artist, in both his hometown and frequent film location of Austin, Texas, this study of the director who made Dazed and Confused (1993), A Scanner Darkly (2006), and Bernie (2011) explores the theoretical, practical, contextual, and metaphysical elements of these works along with his documentaries and side-projects and finds fanciful lives and lucid dreams have as much to do with his work as generally alternative notions of America, contemporary society, cinema, and time.Â
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Fast Food and Junk Food

An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393931

Category: Cooking

Page: 813

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• More than 700 A–Z entries on fast food, comfort food, and junk food, ranging from breakfast cereals to burgers and fries to snack chips and candy • A chronology of the significant events in the history of junk food and fast food • A bibliography containing more than 200 entries with citations to books, articles, and websites • A glossary of important terms used in the encyclopedia • A Resource Guide containing important DVDs, films and videos, and television series
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Fast Food

Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age

Author: John A. Jakle,Keith A. Sculle

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801869204

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

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Eating on the run has a long history in America, but it was the automobile that created a whole new category of dining: fast food. In the final volume of their Gas, Food, Lodging trilogy, John Jakle and Keith Sculle contemplate the origins, architecture, and commercial growth of fast food restaurants from White Castle to McDonald's.
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Thinking in Circles About Obesity

Applying Systems Thinking to Weight Management

Author: Tarek K. A. Hamid

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387094694

Category: Psychology

Page: 468

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Today’s children may well become the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will be shorter than that of their parents. The culprit, public health experts agree, is obesity and its associated health problems. Heretofore, the strategy to slow obesity’s galloping pace has been driven by what the philosopher Karl Popper calls ‘‘the bucket theory of the mind. ’’ When minds are seen as containers and public understanding is viewed as being a function of how many scientific facts are known, the focus is naturally on how many scientific facts public minds contain. But the strategy has not worked. Despite all the diet books, the wide availability of reduced-calorie and reduced-fat foods, and the broad publicity about the obesity problem, America’s waistline continues to expand. It will take more than food pyramid images or a new nutritional guideline to stem obesity’s escalation. Albert Einstein once observed that the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them, and that we would have to shift to a new level, a deeper level of thinking,tosolvethem. Thisbookarguesfor,andpresents,adifferent perspective for thinking about and addressing the obesity problem: a systems thinking perspective. While already commonplace in engineering and in business, the use of systems thinking in personal health is less widely adopted. Yet this is precisely the setting where complexities are most problematicandwherethestakesarehighest.
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The Better World Handbook

Small Changes That Make A Big Difference

Author: Ellis Jones,Brett Johnson

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 155092365X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Specifically designed to reach people who normally would not consider themselves activists, The Better World Handbook is directed toward those who care about creating a more just, sustainable, and socially responsible world but don’t know where to begin. Substantially updated, this revised bestseller now contains more recent information on global problems, more effective actions, and many new resources.
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