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La restauration ferroviaire entre representations et consommations / Railway Catering Between Imaginary and Consumption

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La restauration ferroviaire entre representations et consommations / Railway Catering Between Imaginary and Consumption

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La restauration ferroviaire entre representations et consommations / Railway Catering Between Imaginary and Consumption
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La restauration ferroviaire est peu connue alors qu'elle entre dans l'economie de multiples prestataires de service dans le monde depuis le XIXe siecle. Elle interesse une demande quotidienne. Fournir des denrees et des boissons aux habitues des gares et des trains est une source d'innovations regulieres. Les propositions alimentaires s'adressent a des clienteles nombreuses, aux choix tres differents et aux exigences multiples en termes de prix, de conditionnement et de gouts. Depuis l'invention des buffets de gare, qui ont pris la suite des auberges routieres, et la conception d'une restauration en voyage proposee dans le celebre dining car, les formules mises au point n'ont cesse d'etre transformees. Qu'il s'agisse d'un plateau repas ou d'un grignotage, d'un repas gastronomique ou d'une maniere de tromper l'attente, chaque voyageur a experimente la restauration ferroviaire. Il en resulte des representations mentales, des recits de voyage, des situations subies ou gardees en memoire comme des instants incertains ou des moments de confort rassurants. On en retrouve la trace autant dans des BD et des Mangas que dans des scenes improbables portees au cinema ou sur le support d'affiches commerciales. La restauration ferroviaire - il conviendrait d'ailleurs d'ecrire plutot " les restaurations ferroviaires " - peut ouvrir de nombreuses pistes d'etudes litteraires, historiques ou anthropologiques, mais aussi d'etudes des techniques ou d'histoire economique de la consommation. C'est l'approche initiatrice dont cet ouvrage rend compte par des etudes saisies dans la diversite des cultures, aux Etats-Unis, en Inde, en Russie, au Japon et en Europe, du XIXe au XXIe siecles. Rail catering is unknown even if it is an economy of multiple service providers in the world since the nineteenth century. It concerns a daily demand. Supplying food and beverages to the consumers and travellers of stations and trains is a source of frequent innovations. Food proposals present very different choices and several requirements in terms of price, packaging and tastes. Since the invention of the station buffets, which have taken over from the road inns, and the design of a restaurant catering proposed in the famous dining car, the formulas developed have not ceased to be transformed. Whether it is a ready-made meal or a snack, a gourmet presentation or a take away during an expectation, each traveller has experimented railway catering. The result is mental representations, travel stories, situations experienced or kept in memory as uncertain moments or reassuring time of comfort. Traces of it are found in comics and Mangas as well as in unlikely sketches taken to the cinema or on commercial poster stands. Eat and drink in railways open so many literary, historical or anthropological studies, but also studies of techniques or economic history of consumption. It is the initiating approach to this book, which is reflected in studies of the diversity of cultures in the United States, India, Russia, Japan and Europe from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

Author Biography

Jean-Pierre Williot est professeur d'histoire contemporaine a l'Universite Francois Rabelais a Tours. Ses travaux portent sur les acteurs et les voies de l'innovation. Ses publications couvrent les domaines de l'industrie gaziere, des chemins de fer et de l'histoire de l'alimentation a l'epoque contemporaine. Jean-Pierre Williot is Professor of Contemporary History at Francois Rabelais University in Tours. His work focuses on the actors and the paths of innovation. His publications cover the fields of gas industry, railways and the history of food in contemporary times.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2017
Contributor
Edited by Jean-Pierre Williot
Country of Publication
Belgium
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
91 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
PIE - Peter Lang
Pages
350
ISBN-13
9782807602014
Product ID
26798518

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