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  1. Introduction
  2. Social class
  3. How social class determines what you eat?
  4. How food consumption varies between the classes?
  5. Social construction of taste
  6. Differences between Sex and Gender
  7. Effect of environment on gender
  8. Conclusion

A multi-national company is a company that has been formed to operate across known international physical boundaries (Cooke, 2003). These companies are often located to other international countries apart from the parent country in which it was originally founded. These multinational companies specialize in the production of a variety of goods or services that are distributed to their other branches in other countries.

In addition, there are also those companies that deal with provision of services that are also spread out in a number of countries all over the world. These include companies engaged in the finance and property investment sector. Banks are often located in various locations all over the world such as Barclays which has its parent country in the United Kingdom but has got branches all over the world (Doz, 1986).

[...] Food choices in this era are marred by a lot of complexity connected with the ever growing need for people to define their identities. Role of women The modern woman is nowadays considered to be a very busy woman who is found inside boardrooms instead of the conventional kitchen. Previously, women's roles were confined to the household, specifically the kitchen but this is increasingly diversifying. Women are working more and as such have limited time to prepare meals for their families and even for themselves. [...]

[...] Social class can also be determined through the accumulation of a series of different forms of capital. When considered in light of economic terms, capital is considered the result of any activity that engages in production. The results of these finished products are what for new resources for use in the production of other goods. This can be exemplified in the development of a food production industry that in turn leads to the processing of other form of food products. [...]

[...] Passed ownership of certain food related items can also increase the likelihood of one's consumption of such food (Seymour, 2004: 1-22). This is seen in the case of wine and vineyards whereby the upbringing and final inheritance of a vineyard and cases of wine can predispose one to the knowledge and love for fine wine. How food consumption varies between the classes Through the exchange of different forms of capital, classes can be derived through the possession of different forms of capital from the broader concept of economic capital. [...]

[...] This multidimensional approach will be utilized to evaluate the usefulness of social class as a concept with which to understand people's relationship with food and/or drink in contemporary society. Social class Definition of social class According to the Marxist materialistic model, possession and non- possession have been implicated as intricate factors in the definition of social class; that those with more material possessions by extension have got an elevated level of social class. Quite contrary to popular to popular beliefs, social class is not a factor of material possessions (Swartz, 1997: 163-164). [...]

[...] Social class does it affect understanding of people's relationship with food and/or drink Introduction There are various arguments that have been derived on the concept of taste with the implication that taste is a socially constructed phenomenon. This is to say that the way food tastes and the choices that one makes as relates to the type of food they consume is largely governed by various social factors. Man in his nature is omnivorous and should ideally eat all plant and animal materials in equal proportions. [...]

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