Revista de Estudios Sociales
Print version ISSN 0123-885X
RODRIGUES, Jaime. A History of Eating in São Paulo (1920 to 1950). rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2009, n.33, pp. 118-128. ISSN 0123-885X.
This paper proposes a way to analyze the history of eating in São Paulo (Brazil) between 1920 and 1950. It addresses the relative absence of research on this topic for this period characterized by the rapid expansion of the city, which became a key market, an important regulator of consumption habits, and a meeting place for diverse social groups. An abundance of sources makes it possible to undertake a social history of eating. On the one hand, intellectuals of different backgrounds and interests produced a good deal of work on popular food habits. On the other, the article points to the possibility of using lifestyle studies and surveys on eating habits from this period in order to gain insight into the lives of different sectors of the population.
Keywords : Food; Social History; Public Health.