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.


Bateman, Tyler, S. Baumann, and J. Johnston. (2019). Meat as benign, meat as risk: Mapping news discourse of an ambiguous issuePoetics.

Oleschuk, Merin, J. Johnston and S. Baumann. (2019). Maintaining Meat: Cultural Repertoires and the Meat Paradox in a Diverse Sociocultural ContextSociological Forum.

Huddart Kennedy, E, S. Baumann and J. Johnston. (2018). Eating for taste and eating for changeSocial Forces.

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.