Food Consumption in the City: Practices and patterns in urban Asia and the Pacific

Edited by Marlyne Sahakian, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Czarina Saloma, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and Suren Erkman, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Food consumption patterns and practices are rapidly changing in Asia and the Pacific, and nowhere are these changes more striking than in urban areas. This book brings together scholars from anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, tourism, architecture and development studies to provide a comprehensive examination of food consumption trends in the cities of Asia and the Pacific, including household food consumption, eating out and food waste. Detailed case studies are included from China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, south Korea and Vietnam, as well as Hawaii and Australia.

Introduction ; Marlyne Sahakian, Czarina Saloma and Suren Erkman 
Part 1: Trends across the Region ; 
1. Same, Same – but Different: On Increasing Meat Consumption in the Global South ; Hellmuth Lange 
2. Grappling with Impacts: Environmental Considerations around Agriculture and Food Waste Treatment in Asian cities ; Megha Shenoy 
Part 2: Food Practices and Cultures 
3. Emerging Consumerism and Eating Out in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: The Social Embeddedness of Food Sharing ; Judith Ehlert 
4. Eating in Vertical Neighborhoods: Food Consumption Practices in Metro Manila Condominiums ; Czarina Saloma and Erik Akpedonu 
5. From Beef to Bananas: Consumer Preferences and Local Food Flows in Honolulu, Hawai‘i ; Elizabeth Louis and Kyle Datta 
6. The Food Revolution in Melbourne, 1980-2015 ; Warwick Frost and Jennifer Laing 
7. The Practices of Indian Vegetarianism in a World of Limited Resources: The Case of Bengaluru ; Rune-Christoffer Dragsdahl 
Part 3: Food Waste Dynamics ;
8. Uneaten Food: Emerging Social Practices around Food Waste in Greater Tokyo; Atsushi Watabe, Chen Liu and Magnus Bengtsson 
9. From Thrift to Sustainability: The Changing Table Manners of Shanghai’s Food Leftovers ; Dunfu Zhang
10. Food Waste in the Food Service Sector: A Case Study from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ; Effie Papargyropoulou 
11. Convenient Food, Inconvenient Waste: Systems of Provision Meet Social Practices in Seoul ; Keith Lee 
12. Towards Sustainable Consumption of Rice in a Private School in Metro Manila ; Abigail Marie Favis and Rafael Estanislao