Johnston, Josée, Kate Cairns, and Shyon Baumann. 2016. Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life. New York: Routledge.

Cairns, Kate, and Josée Johnston. 2015. Food and Femininity. London: Bloomsbury.

Johnston, Josée, and Shyon Baumann. 2015 [2010]. Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.

Beagan, Brenda L., Gwen E. Chapman, Josée Johnston, Deborah McPhail, Elaine M. Power, and Helen Valliantos. 2014. Acquired Tastes: Why Families Eat the Way They Do. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.

Johnston, Josée, Mike Gismondi, and James Goodman. 2006. Nature’s Revenge: Reclaiming Sustainability in the Age of Corporate Globalism. Peterborough/Toronto, ON: Broadview Press/University of Toronto Press.


Johnston, Josée, Shyon Baumann, and Merin Oleschuk. 2021. “Capturing Inequality and Action in Prototypes: The Case of Meat-Eating and Vegetarianism.” Poetics (In Press):101530.

Johnston, Josée, and Anelyse Weiler. 2020. “Eating our Way to a Sustainable Future?” Pp. 390-410 in Vol. 2, The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Sociology, edited by K. Legun, J. Keller, M. Bell, and M. Carolan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Johnston, Josée, Shyon Baumann, and Merin Oleschuk. 2019. “Omnivorous, Distinction, or Both?” Pp. 361-380 in The Oxford Handbook of Consumption, edited by F. Wherry and I. Woodward. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cairns, Kate, Josée Johnston, and Merin Oleschuk. 2019. “Calibrating Motherhood.” Pp. 174-190 in Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home: Critical Perspectives, edited by V. Harman, B. Cappellini, and C. Faircloth. New York: Routledge.

Bateman, Tyler, Shyon Baumann, and Josée Johnston. 2019. “Meat as Benign, Meat as Risk: Mapping News Discourse of an Ambiguous Issue.” Poetics 76(October):101356.

Oleschuk, Merin, Josée Johnston, and Shyon Baumann. 2019. “Maintaining Meat: Cultural Repertoires and the Meat Paradox in a Diverse Socio-Cultural Context.” Sociological Forum 34(2):337-360.

Kennedy, Emily H., Shyon Baumann, and Josée Johnston. 2018. “Eating for Taste and Eating for Change: Ethical Consumption as a High-Status Practice.” Social Forces 98(1):381-402.

Cairns, Kate, and Josée Johnston. 2018. “On (Not) Knowing Where Your Food Comes from: Meat, Mothering and Ethical Eating.” Agriculture and Human Values 35(3):569-580.

Kennedy, Emily H., John R. Parkins, and Josée Johnston. 2018. “Food Activists, Consumer Strategies, and the Democratic Imagination: Insights from Eat-Local Movements.” Journal of Consumer Culture 18(1): 149-168.

Rodney, Alexandra, Josée Johnston, and Phillipa Chong. 2017. “Chefs at Home? Masculinities on Offer in Celebrity Chef Cookbooks.” Pp. 213-230 in Food, Masculinities and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by M. Szabo and S. Koch. New York: Bloomsbury.

Johnston, Josée, Kate Cairns, and Merin Oleschuk. 2017. “A Kind Diet: Cultivating Consumer Politics, Status, and Femininity through Ethical Eating.” Pp. 286-300 in Handbook of Food and Popular Culture, edited by P. Nacaratto and K. LeBesco. New York: Bloomsbury.

Kennedy, Emily H., Josée Johnston, and John Parkins. 2017. “Small-p Politics: How Pleasurable, Convivial, and Pragmatic Political Ideals Influence Engagement in Eat-Local Initiatives.” British Journal of Sociology 69(3):670-690.

Rodney, Alexandra, Sarah Cappeliez, Merin Oleschuk, and Josée Johnston. 2017. “The Online Domestic Goddess: An Analysis of Food Blog Femininities.” Food, Culture & Society 20(4):685-707.

Baumann, Shyon, Michelle Szabo, and Josée Johnston. 2017. “Understanding the Food Preferences of People of Low Socioeconomic Status.” Journal of Consumer Culture 19(3):316-339.

Goodman, Michael K., Josée Johnston, and Kate Cairns. 2017. “Food, Media and Space: The Mediated Biopolitics of Eating.” Geoforum 84(August):161-168.

Johnston, Josée. 2017. “Can Consumers Buy Alternative Foods at a Big Box Supermarket?” Journal of Marketing Management 33(7-8):662-671.

Baumann, Shyon, Athena Engman, Emily H. Kennedy, and Josée Johnston. 2017. “Organic vs. Local: Comparing Individualist and Collectivist Motivations for ‘Ethical’ Food Consumption.” Canadian Food Studies 4(1):68–86.


Oleschuk, Merin, Josée Johnston, and Shyon Baumann. 2021. “Foodie Tensions in Tough Times.” Footnotes: A Publication of the American Sociological Association 49(1):6-7.

Cairns, Kate, Norah MacKendrick, and Josée Johnston. 2020. “The ‘Organic Child’ Ideal Holds Mothers to an Impossible Standard.” Aeon, February 19.

Johnston, Josée. 2019. Review of Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It by Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott. Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 19(3), 96-97.

Kennedy, Emily H., Shyon Baumann, and Josée Johnston. “Cultural Capital 2.0? Eating for Taste and Eating for Change.” Consume This! Blog of the ASA Section on Consumers & Consumption, March 25.

Johnston, Josée. 2018. Review of Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy by Richard Ocejo. Food, Culture & Society 21(5):716-718.

Johnston, Josée. 2017. Review of The Practice of Eating by Alan Warde. European Journal of Cultural Studies 21(2):275-278.

Cairns, Kate, Josée Johnston, and Merin Oleschuk. 2017. “Calibrating Extremes: The Balancing Act of Maternal Foodwork.” Gender & Society Blog, October 17.

Johnston, Josée, and Judith Taylor. 2017. “Hugh Hefner’s Legacy: Narrow Visions of Sex and Beauty.” The Conversation, October 4.

Childress, Clayton, and Josée Johnston. 2017. “Canadian Economic Sociology: What Is It, and How Is It Distinct? Three Canadian Economic Sociologists Explain.” Accounts: ASA Economic Sociology Newsletter 16(3):25-32.

Johnston, Josée, Kate Cairns, and Shyon Baumann. 2017. “Using Consumer Culture to Teach Sociological Thinking.” Consume This! Blog of the ASA Section on Consumers & Consumption, January 4.