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Morris (2008)

The international nutrition is dysfunctional. There is currently weak guidance and evaluation. There is insufficient funding. Needs global governance and linkages to national institutions and levels.

Townshend (2013)

Compares different relationships in social, regulatory and physical environments to understand alcohol harm profiles. Families have the most impact on healthy attitudes towards alcohol consumption. Demonstrates the need for reform of alcohol culture in policy to rebalance the conversation to incorporate wider contextual factors.

Miller and Slater (2007)

Academic discussion on consumption in society. It is rooted in anthropological contexts.


Individuals of economic, cultural and social circles are predisposed to a particular way of consumption. Working class focus on necessity whereas the middle class experiments with art.


Regional variation in food stamp receipts after recession. It is proof of spatial inequality and political economy of food availability and general consumerisms.

Jayne (2008)

Drinking needs to become a part of geographic study. Join politics, economics, social, cultural and spatial issues at different scales and draw connections.

Mathews and Picton (2014)

Intoxifying consumption. Craft brewery in Toronto, Mill Brewery, has reshaped postindustrial area so that it is a celebration of heritage rather than a forgotten territory. Craft beer has provided a vehicle for cultural consumption. It is also shifting culture around drinking beer -- more of an art than a destructive habit.

Crewe (2003)

Temporal and spatial changes in consumption have shifted the field. From glass mirrors to LCD screens there is a definite shift as technology advances. Additionally, there is now a space for consuming goods that are specialty via geographically or temporally (vintage). Consumption is not all evil. There is agency of the consumer as they are not blind to capitalist agendas. Consumption is emotionally charged as it is part of the everyday.

Southerton (2001)

The kitchen is a tell of consumption practices. Kitchen styles varying across different geographies. It is proof that consumption is influenced by cultural and economic constraints.


Consumption is based on physiological needs and cultural conditions. Marxist political ecology of urban hunger.


Everyday life is where capitalism survives and reproduces. It is where all life occurs. Consumers are actors in capital acts throughout their everyday activities.