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Why the history of food packaging is also the history of food shopping

Title
Why the history of food packaging is also the history of food shopping
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Professor Anne Murcott # University of Nottingham
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Date and Time
12th Jun 2019 15:00 - 12th Jun 2019 16:30
Location
Violet Laidlaw room (6.02), Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, EH8 9LD
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/research/research_centres/cross_school_research_clusters/food_researchers_in_edinburgh_fried/seminars_and_public_events/2018_2019/why_the_history_of_food_packaging_is_also_the_history_of_food_shopping

The history of food packaging entails examination of a goodly collection of other histories - of labelling, innovations in materials science, and many more.  Today’s seminar considers the link between food packaging and food shopping.  In particular it attends to key developments in the latter of the early and mid-twentieth century, notably self-service and the rise of the supermarket and the consequent implications for social relationships between retailer and customer.  Part of a book entitled The Secret Life of Food Packaging for Bloomsbury, this amply illustrated talk represents work in progress.

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