速食共和國: 速食的黑暗面

速食共和國: 速食的黑暗面

  根據一項對美國學童的調查發現,96%的學童認得麥當勞叔叔。麥當勞叔叔是唯一比聖誕老人更具知名度的虛構人物。本書以速食為論述重點,並探討速食的價值及其所創造的世界。

  過去三十年來,速食滲透美國社會各個角落。這個從美國南加州熱狗、漢堡攤起家的行業,正遍及全美,銷售各式各樣的速食產品。美國人花在速食商品的金額,超過在高等教育、電腦軟體、個人電腦或新車等方面的支出。以2000年為例,美國人在速食業的消費1100億美元。速食已經成為美國人的社會習慣之一,這種經驗就像刷牙或紅燈止步一樣理所當然。

  飲食習慣向來取決於社會、經濟與科技力量的交互作用。對美國人的生活來說,速食是一股極大的改革力量。速食業在相當短的時間內改變美國人的飲食、經濟、勞動人口與流行文化。速食業加快商城的設立,擴大貧富差異,加速肥胖盛行,也將美國文化霸業推向海外。速食已如好萊塢電影、牛仔褲和流行音樂一般,成為美國文化的主要輸出品,許多國家根本無法抗拒速食文化入侵。

  速食業應擔負的「罪名」不勝枚舉,艾瑞克.西洛瑟技巧地以諷刺性的機智和仔細的論證,在本書做出一流報導。根據西洛瑟的調查發現,速食業不但與好萊塢電影界形成「邪惡聯盟」,並引發食品生產、流行文化及房地產業的劇烈改變。西洛瑟還發現,速食連鎖業者努力拉攏年輕、易受影響的消費者,利用連鎖機構剝削青少年和未成年者,他以批判式的見解,專注在由速食文化展開的「全球化」熱門議題上。

  不管你是一天吃兩次速食、儘量不吃速食、或根本沒吃過一口速食,都無法避免速食帶來的影響。每天有幾億人購買速食,視這種購買經驗為理所當然,對隱藏在光鮮愉悅背後的微妙細節卻一無所知。本書深入調查速食文化的創新觀點,勢必改變讀者對飲食習慣的認知。

Title:速食共和國: 速食的黑暗面
Edition Language:Chinese
ISBN:9570395591
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    速食共和國: 速食的黑暗面 Reviews

  • fleegan

    I thought that this book was going to be like Super-size Me only in book form. Not that the author would eat McDonalds everyday but that he would talk mostly about the unhealthiness of fast food. I wa...

  • Jeff

    "As God as my witness, I shall never eat another hamburger as long as I shall live!" That's what I said after reading this book. Then the phone rang. It was my friend who wanted to go grab a quick bit...

  • Bookshop

    I could easily give this book a 5 for its well-researched and informative content, its engaging pacing, its excellent mix of dry facts and gossipy tone. I literally couldn't put the book down since I ...

  • Riku Sayuj

    Written on May 29, 2012:I am glad that I had a large Pizza and a KFC burger at the Delhi airport before I started this book. Adios fatty fries, triple-decker domes and cheesy discs, you will be missed...

  • Nancy

    Fast Food Nation is a fascinating and very readable book. In some ways it reminds me of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. It's not only a critique of fast food, the chemicals we are ingesting and the healt...

  • carol.

    Oh, America. When will you wise up?In 1998, the seed of Fast Food Nation appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine. Schlosser's expose has since been expanded to a book and then a movie, and still internatio...

  • 7jane

    This, I feel, is now a classic book in the 'wrongs going on in the food-making world'. Although this is from 2001, I feel many of the revelations are still true, unfortunately. It is US-centric, yet a...

  • Emily

    Wowwwww.By the time you finish reading this book, you will strongly consider becoming either a vegan or a hard-core local eater, or both. I took a tiny bit of comfort in knowing that I eat vegan about...

  • George Bradford

    Another title for this entertaining book could have been "Our disposable society: How our utter disrespect for our selves, each other and our environment created the world we live in today." The autom...

  • Kimber

    Schlosser takes us on a crash course in American history, and it all starts with McDonalds. At the same time that Ray Kroc was envisioning how McDonalds could change the world (and make him rich), Eis...