It’s been exciting to read the critical ideas and discussions stimulated by Food and Femininity. In this book, Kate Cairns and I explore the complex and emotionally-charged tensions underpinning women’s relationship to food today. Continue reading
Merin Oleschuk, one of the PhD students I’m supervising, just published a brilliant article in Cultural Sociology called “Foodies of color: Authenticity and exoticism in omnivorous food culture.” Her article focuses on the framing of particular foods as ‘authentic’ and/or ‘exotic,’ and how foodies of colour in Toronto reproduce, adjust to, and resist ethnoracial inequalities in gourmet food culture. Check out this write-up on the story behind Merin’s research.
An article I co-authored with Professors Emily Huddart Kennedy and John Parkins is now available online at the Journal of Consumer Culture. “Food activists, consumer strategies, and the democratic imagination: Insights from eat-local movements” explores some of the tensions around social movements based on ‘shopping for change.’ Here is the abstract: Continue reading
BBC’s The Food Chain podcast recently broadcast a show on some of the controversies associated with foodie culture and conspicuous consumption, including a discussion of anti-gentrification protests against a high-end cereal shop in East London. I was interviewed for part of the segment, which is available here.