Foodies - Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape

Johnston, J., Cairns, K., & Baumann, S. (2016). Introducing sociology using the stuff of everyday life. Abingdon and New York: Routledge

Cairns, K., & Johnston, J. (2015). Food and femininity. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Johnston, J., & Baumann, S. (2015). Foodies: Democracy and distinction in the gourmet foodscape (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Beagan, B., Chapman, G., Johnston, J., McPhail, B., Power, E., & Valliantos, H. (2015). Acquired tastes: Why families eat the way they do. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.

Johnston, J., Gismondi, M., & Goodman, J. (Eds.) (2006). Nature’s revenge: Reclaiming sustainability in the age of corporate globalism. Peterborough/Toronto: Broadview Press/University of Toronto Press.


Cairns, K. and J. Johnston. (2018). On (Not) Knowing Where Your Food Comes from: Meat, Mothering and Ethical EatingAgriculture and Human Values 35: 569-580. DOI:

Kennedy, E. H., Parkins, J. R., & Johnston, J. (2018). Food activists, consumer strategies, and the democratic imagination: Insights from eat-local movements. Journal of Consumer Culture, 18(1): 149-168. DOI: 10.1177/1469540516659125.

Johnston, J. (2017). Book Review: Alan Warde, The Practice of Eating Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2016. European Journal of Cultural Studies. Retrieved (

Rodney, A., Cappeliez, S., Oleschuk, M., & Johnston, J. (2017). The Online Domestic Goddess: An Analysis of Food Blog FemininitiesFood, Culture & Society, 1-23.

Kennedy, E. H., Johnston, J. and Parkins, J. R. (2017). Small-p politics: how pleasurable, convivial and pragmatic political ideals influence engagement in eat-local initiatives. The British Journal of Sociology. doi:10.1111/1468-4446.12298

Baumann, S., Szabo, M., & Johnston, J. (2017). Understanding the food preferences of people of low socioeconomic status. Journal of Consumer Culture, Online first, 1-24. DOI: 10.1177/1469540517717780

Baumann, S., Engman, A., Huddart-Kennedy, E., & Johnston, J. (2017). Organic vs. Local: Comparing individualist and collectivist motivations for “ethical” food consumption. Canadian Food Studies/La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation, 4(1), 68-86.

Johnston, J. (2017). Can consumers buy alternative foods at a big box supermarket? Journal of Marketing Management, Online first, 1-10.

Taylor, J., Johnston, J., & Whitehead, K. (2016). A corporation in feminist clothing? Young women discuss the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign. Critical Sociology, 42(1), 123-144.

Baumann, S., Engman, A., & Johnston, J. (2015). Political consumption, conventional politics, and high cultural capital. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 39(5): 413-421.

Cairns, K., & Johnston, J. (2015). Choosing health: Embodied neoliberalism, postfeminism and the “do-diet”. Theory and Society, 44(2), 153-175.

Johnston, J., & Goodman, M. K. (2015). Spectacular foodscapes: Food celebrities and the politics of lifestyle mediation in an age of inequality. Food, Culture & Society, 18(2), 205-222.

Johnston, J., Rodney, A., & Chong, P. (2014). Making Change in the Kitchen? A Study of Celebrity Cookbooks, Culinary Personas, and Inequality. Poetics, 47, 1-22.

Cappeliez, S., & Johnston, J. (2013). From meat and potatoes to “real-deal” rotis: Exploring everyday culinary cosmopolitanism. Poetics, 41(5), 433-455.

Cairns, K., Johnston, J., & MacKendrick, N. (2013). Feeding the ‘organic child’: Mothering through ethical consumption. Journal of Consumer Culture, 13(2), 97-118.

Johnston, J., Rodney, A., & Szabo, M. (2012). Place, ethics, and everyday eating: A tale of two neighbourhoods. Sociology, 46(6), 1091-1108.

Patterson, M., & Johnston, J. (2012). Theorizing the obesity epidemic: health crisis, moral panic and emerging hybrids. Social Theory & Health, 10(3), 265-291.

Baumann, S., & Johnston, J. (2012). Democracy vs. Distinction in Omnivorous Food Culture. Clarifications, Elaborations, and a Response to Therese Andrews. Sociologica, 6(2), 1-12.

Johnston, J., Szabo, M., & Rodney, A. (2011). Good food, good people: Understanding the cultural repertoire of ethical eating. Good food, good people: Understanding the cultural repertoire of ethical eating. Journal of Consumer Culture, 11(3), 293-318

Johnston, J., & Szabo, M. (2011). Reflexivity and the Whole Foods Market consumer: The lived experience of shopping for change. Agriculture and Human Values, 28(3), 303-319.

Cairns, K., Johnston, J., & Baumann, S. (2010). Caring about food: Doing gender in the foodie kitchen. Gender & Society, 24(5), 591-615.