Eating & Drinking

Eating & Drinking

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:38

Marketing a culture of overconsumption

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Dr. Emma Boyland continues her series with a look at marketing strategies by Big Food to promote overconsumption. A drum-playing gorilla. An orange tiger saying “grrrreat!”. Even the simplicity of a jingle and “I’m loving it!”. What do all of these things have in common? They’re all television adverts that…
Beer Street and Gin Lane
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 19 July 2016 15:20

As Soon As This Pub Closes

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Keith Flett starts a new series on drink, pubs and politics. My title comes from a song in the play Close the Coalhouse Door, written by Alex Glasgow and Henry Livings and perhaps sums up the awkward relationship between drink, pubs, the left and the wider labour movement. The singer…
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