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Slow Food Movement

Counting Our Historical Chickens

To my astonishment, the post I wrote last week — “Let’s Do the Math,” on “slow food” utopianism and a concomitant lack of empiricism in the thinking of some social historians — has garnered more hits and more comments from a more diverse set of readers than almost anything else I have written for this blog. I couldn’t figure out why.  I asked a friend, “What’s the deal?” “Well,” she said, “not everybody can relate to the philosophy of history.  But everybody has some relationship with food.” I thought of this very astute summation as I was reading Bourdieu this Read more