Essays Tagged: "Eric Schlosser"

Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation attempts to explain chapter material and compare and contrast using Marxist and Weber concepts.

in the great workings of the structure.This concept is very instantly recognizable in Chapter 8 of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation. Chapter 8 deals with the commodities and conditions within beef s ...

(3 pages) 213 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Setting Guidelines for the Meat Packing Industry.

Setting Guidelines for the Meat Packing IndustryAmericans consume large amounts of meat. Therefore, workers in the meat packing industry have to work ... e national average" are given to support the claim that meat packing is the most dangerous job in America. These statistics sustain that some changes are necessary to protect the welfare of its worker ... again at an increasingly fast pace. These demands put a lot of pressure and strain on the workers. Eric Schlosser writes in Fast Food Nation that"slaughterhouse workers make a knife cut every two or ...

(4 pages) 127 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

World Issues as discussed by Lani Guinier, Malcolm Gladwell, and Eric Schlosser.

of the causes of low voter turnout among the black population in Phillips County, Arkansas. Finally Eric Schlosser, in the essay entitled "Global Realization," offers a ranging explanation of McDonald ... t has caused high obesity in the United States is the type of food people consume. In the rush of American life it is very difficult to take time and eat a healthy homemade meal. Schlosser has stated ...

(5 pages) 57 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Effects The Fast Food Industru Has had on Are society.

In the book, "Fast Food Nation" Eric Schlosser, gives abundanceon information about the Dark- side of an all American Meal. Scholsse ... ted equal.Schlosser gives details on how The Fast Food industry embodies the bestand the worst of American capitalist of the 21st century. I will analyzethis discussion from a conflict perspective. Hi ... past threedecades. The Fast Food Industry has put a toll on society health. We areThe Fast Foods Americanization of the World. It's like a fashion trendyyou got have it. In till you look at the scale ...

(7 pages) 363 0 3.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser: Opinionative book report

Nation has totally changed the way that I view the fast food industry. In this all to real work by Eric Schlosser, the reader is taken on an exploration through the fast food industry and its many as ... ents are based on the boring stores that he narrates, this book was very informative to the blind American consumer, such as myself. Schlosser tells the reader about the many steps that go into the pr ...

(9 pages) 292 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Fast Food Country

d count change correctly is also very important in this occupation.The book, "Fast Food Nation," by Eric Schlosser, tends to raise interesting as well as controversial points about the fast food indus ... points out that, "Over the last three decades, fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of American society" and that, "Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, per ...

(5 pages) 185 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. Book report and critique.

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Eric Schlosser. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001, 383 pp. Notes. $13.95."Th ... s. $13.95."This book is about fast food, the values it embodies, and the world it has made," writes Eric Schlosser in the introduction of his book, Fast Food Nation. His argument against fast food is ... Schlosser has failed to explore the possibility that fast food is shaped by, rather than shapes, American culture. One critic argues that the "the fast-fooding of America... owes its existence to fac ...

(2 pages) 161 0 3.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

This essay is an investigative report on "Fast Food Nation".

t thinking "what lies behind the shinny happy faces of every fast food transaction" (Schlosser 10). Eric Schlosser's book "Fast Food Nation" looks to change that. Schlosser's intentions when writing t ... laim would become immediately less meaningful.The fast food industry has somewhat defined today's America. By writing "Fast Food Nation", Schlosser looks to expose the lies and deception of the fast f ...

(3 pages) 145 1 3.5 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Fast Food Nation: Policies to curb risks in Food Purchases, Based on reading the book "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser.

ke to make right at the get go, based on my readingof the book "Fast Food Nation", it would be that Eric Schlosser's commentary was boringbut in the ultimate analysis a revelation to consumers like me ... ooked meats and other prepared foods.Refrigerate Raw and Leftover Foods Immediately.ConclusionWhile Eric Schlosser in his book Fast Food Nation, raises awareness about how fast food has progressed fro ...

(6 pages) 124 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Fast Food Epidemic

"The rise of the fast-food industry transformed American eating habits in the second half of the twentieth century" (Schlosser 8). Almost everywhere y ... our local shopping center, and even in hospitals. There is no way of getting around them. In 1970 Americans spent $6 billion on french fries alone; the year 2000, Americans spent over $110 billion (Gi ... esity that reaches and affects the lives of millions, everywhere and of every age. In the 1970's, Americans spent a quarter of their food dollar eating out. Today, that figure has topped 40 percent (G ...

(13 pages) 228 1 3.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Meat Packing Industry

nts? To understand these conditions look at two sources- Sinclair's The Jungle, written in 1900 and Schlosser's Fast Food Nation that verify that conditions in meatpacking plants are atrocious. Though ... where they talking about meatpackers often work with in inches of each other wilding large knives (Schlosser, 174). Second the fast pace is dangerous. In The Jungle Sinclair notes that the pace is li ...

(2 pages) 84 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Values of American Society (from a fast food perspective)

In the book "Fast Food Nation", America's infatuation with fast food is described in striking detail. Also mentioned in this work are ... hese values are not limited to the fast food industry, but can be found in various other areas of American culture such as music, art, or literature. The following paper will focus on the media in par ... and will discuss and analyze how each of the previously mentioned values is portrayed in that area.Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation, mentions that one of the traits most valued by fast ...

(5 pages) 126 1 3.8 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Illegal Immigration: The Benefits May Not Outweigh The Problems It Poses To Society

to all parties affected may not outweigh the problems it poses to society in general.II.Labor in America A. Reduced production costs/dependence on workers B. housing C. life expectancy of migrant wor ... strong feelings and opinions from many voters as well-as politicians. In his book, Reefer Madness, Eric Schlosser, correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, notes that "The state's [California] recruit ...

(8 pages) 333 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Mrwill

. Williamsen I. I received this article from Mr.Williamsen. "Why McDonald's fries taste so good" By Eric Schlosser II. I think the author wrote this article because he wanted to inform his readers of ...

(1 pages) 288 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Immigration in the American Government

strong feelings and opinions from many voters as well-as politicians. In his book, Reefer Madness, Eric Schlosser, correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, notes that "The state's [California] recruit ... ism, or poor living and economic conditions in their country, Alien labor has become vital to the American lifestyle and necessary for a good economy . Migrant workers, most of them illegal immigrants ...

(8 pages) 99 0 3.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Fast Food Nation

Karen Smith 05 April 2002 Dr. Hunter Book Review Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation, sets out to explore the ins and outs of the fast foo ... cDonald's along with KFC, makes the majority of their profits outside of the US. He calls it the "Americanization" of several countries. One McDonald's location harbors itself less than a mile away fr ... Each chapter and its sometimes shocking evidence add to the persuasiveness of Schlosser's argument.Eric Schlosser knows how to write a book, or in this case, an honest, real essay. He proves his poin ...

(5 pages) 80 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Capital Punishment In The USA

executing an innocent person, and a number of related risks. Perhaps the most serious concern for Americans, given the way the American system uses capital punishment, involves the prospect of an inno ... timate expression of this 'tough guy' ethic. Along with the demands for capital punishment in the American scene today, I also see something much darker: what author Eric Schlosser, writing in Atlanti ...

(4 pages) 34 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Seamy Underbelly of the Fast Food Industry

Food Industry In the few hundred years that it has been its own independently established nation, America has been witness to an incredible series of radical changes. It was not long ago that slavery ... ind about the world around them. One thing that has adapted to the times is the fast food industry. Eric Schlosser, a muckraking journalist and author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness and Chew on T ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Illegal Immigration

strong feelings and opinions from many voters as well-as politicians. In his book, Reefer Madness, Eric Schlosser, correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, notes that "The state's [California] recruit ... ism, or poor living and economic conditions in their country, Alien labor has become vital to the American lifestyle and necessary for a good economy. Migrant workers, most of them illegal immigrants, ...

(7 pages) 67 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Research Paper

ug that can be ingested or smoked. It is a mild hallucinogen that is commonly used by millions of Americans. It intensifies sensory activity and makes a person have short-term memory loss. Although, i ... d consequently lead to long jail time; marijuana shouldn't be one of them. During an interview with Eric Schlosser, a renowned writer on marijuana, he said, "Under the laws of fifteen states, you can ...

(10 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs