The Food Movement, Culture, and Religion

A Tale of Pigs, Christians, Jews, and Politics

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Jonathan Schorsch
  • London, UK: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , January
     121 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Adrienne Krone forthcoming.


This book explores the cultural and religious politics of the contemporary food movement, starting from the example of Jewish foodies, their zeal for pig (forbidden by Jewish law), and their talk about why ignoring traditional precepts around food is desirable.  Focusing on the work of Michael Pollan, Jonathan Schorsch questions the modernist, materialist, and rationalist worldview of many foodies and discusses their lack of attention to culture, tradition, and religion.  

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jonathan Schorsch is Professor of Jewish Religious and Intellectual History at the Universität Potsdam and founder of the Jewish Activism Summer School, Germany.

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