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CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgements 1. Slow Living in the Global Everyday Slow living Everyday life Global culture Slow arts of the self 2. Slow Food Origins, philosophy and structure Projects Citt Slow New social movements and Slow Food 3. Time and Speed The temporalities of modernity An ethics of time Sloworld? 4. Space and Place Home and work Deterritorialization, the local and place Terroir and tradition Citt Slow 5. Food and Pleasure Pleasure Authenticity and taste The shared table 6. The Politics of Slow Living Visualizing global social movements The politics of eco-gastronomy Life politics Conclusion: Rage against the (bread) machine? Endnotes Appendix 1: Official Manifesto for the International Movement for the Defense of and the Right to Pleasure Bibliography Index

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Also available in hardback, 9781845201593 GBP55.00 (February, 2006)

About the Author

Wendy Parkins is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Otago, New Zealand. She is the editor of Fashioning the Body Politic: Dress, Gender, Citizenship. Geoffrey Craig is Senior Lecturer in Political Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of The Media, Politics and Public Life.


'Highly original, exciting and timely, 'Slow Living' really brings to the fore current academic and popular debates about postmaterialism and new traditionalism. In thinking through food, lifestyle and politics, it brings a unique contribution to the literature about globalization -- there is certainly no other book like it' Dr. David Bell, Sociology Department, Manchester Metropolitan University 'Slow Living examines the international Slow Food Movement from a cultural studies perspective as a case study of a broad socio-political practice aimed at a more deliberate, sustainable and pleasurable existence. It is a cutting-edge book that raises important questions about modern social movements and globalization' Carole Counihan, Professor of Anthropology, Millersville University and author of Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence 'An intelligent analysis of the stresses of contemporary society' Saturday Guardian 'Slow food can be read as part of a wider phenomenon ... involving a new culture of taste: a taste for genuine food and a taste for life involving much more than just food-tasting.' The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Vol 14, No 2, June 2008 'This analysis of 'slow living' is the first book-length study of the now international Slow Food movement.' Anthropological Notebooks, No 2, 2007

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