Food risks? What food risks? : Gaps between perception and practice in Chinese food consumption

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk and Food Safety in China and Japan
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical Perspectives and Empirical Insights
EditorsLouis Augustin-Jean, Jean Pierre Poulain
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter9
Pages181-197
ISBN (Electronic)9781315178813
ISBN (Print)9781351714488, 9781138897656
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment

Abstract

This chapter takes as its starting point the fast increasing number of food-related scandals in the People’s Republic of China that have received much attention from both traditional as well as new media both inside China as well as internationally. The outrage over these scandals and the often expressed fears by Chinese consumers of being poisoned by the food they need to survive are contrasted with the mostly unconcerned performance of food consumption at home or in restaurants that can be observed across households in China. Through the use of secondary data and ethnographic materials it will be argued that there is a disconnect between the performed outrage of scared Chinese consumers online and the appreciation of supposedly good food by Chinese people in their everyday lives.

Citation Format(s)

Food risks? What food risks? Gaps between perception and practice in Chinese food consumption. / HEROLD, David Kurt.

Risk and Food Safety in China and Japan: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Insights. ed. / Louis Augustin-Jean; Jean Pierre Poulain. Routledge, 2018. p. 181-197 (Routledge Studies in Food, Society and Environment).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review