At a glance:
- Author: Eric Schlosser
- First Published: 2001
- Type of Work: Current affairs and sociology
- Time of Work: 1950-2001
- Setting: The United States
- Genres: Nonfiction, Current affairs, Sociology
- Subjects: 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Twentieth century, 1980's, Food, Popular culture, Agriculture, Work or workers, 1990's, Meat, 2000's, Eating customs
- Locales: United States
People might think of fast food as a benign convenience of modern times. The food is good, cheap, plentiful, easily accessible, filling, and the restaurants are clean. What could be wrong? Reading Eric Schlosser’s groundbreaking study Fast Food Nation, one learns that just about everything is. Schlosser uncovers a history of corruption, greed, and disregard for the welfare of workers and customers in franchises such as McDonald’s, Burger King, and Jack in the Box, to name a few. His study takes on the industry from all angles, uncovering a bloated business empire grown...
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