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Author Schlosser, Eric.

Title Fast food nation : the dark side of the all-American meal / Eric Schlosser ; [with a new afterword].

Published New York, NY : Perennial, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  394.10973 SCHO    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  394.10973 SCHO    DUE 17-10-19
Edition 1st Perennial ed.
Physical description 383 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Notes Originally published: New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [356]-361) and index.
Contents I. American Way -- 1. Founding Fathers 13 -- 2. Your Trusted Friends 31 -- 3. Behind the Counter 59 -- 4. Success 91 -- II. Meat and Potatoes -- 5. Why the Fries Taste Good 111 -- 6. On the Range 133 -- 7. Cogs in the Great Machine 149 -- 8. Most Dangerous Job 169 -- 9. What's in the Meat 193 -- 10. Global Realization 225 -- Epilogue: Have It Your Way 255 -- Afterword: The Meaning of Mad Cow 271.
Summary "Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning." "Schlosser's survey stretches from California's subdivisions, where the business was born, to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike, where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearth's a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths - from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Fast food restaurants -- United States.
Food industry and trade -- United States.
Convenience foods -- United States.
ISBN 0060938455 (paperback)