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social significance of dining out, The: A study of continuity and change

Alan Warde, Jessica Paddock, and Jennifer Whillans


The book reports on a major mixed-methods research project on dining out in England. It is a re-study of the populations of three cities – London, Bristol and Preston – based on a unique systematic comparison of behaviour between 2015 and 1995. It reveals social differences in practice and charts the dynamic relationship between eating in and eating out. It addresses topics including the changing frequency and meaning of dining out, patterns of domestic hospitality, changing domestic divisions of labour around food preparation, the variety of culinary experience for different sections of the p ... More

Keywords: eating out, eating in, consumption, domestic entertaining, dining out, normalisation, cultural omnivorousness, practice theory, informalisation, variety

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526134752
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526134769


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Warde, author
University of Manchester

Jessica Paddock, author
University of Bristol

Jennifer Whillans, author
University of Bristol