Few things are as important as the food we eat. "Conversations in Food Studies" demonstrates the value of interdisciplinary research through the cross-pollination of disciplinary, epistemological, and methodological perspectives. Widely diverse essays, ranging from the meaning of milk, to the bring-your-own-wine movement, to urban household waste, are the product of collaborating teams of interdisciplinary authors. Readers are invited to engage and reflect on the theories and practices underlying some of the most important issues facing the emerging field of foodstudies today.
Conversations in Food Studies brings to the table thirteen original contributions organized around the themes of representation, governance, disciplinary boundaries, and, finally, learning through food. This collection offers an important and groundbreaking approach to food studies as it examines and reworks the boundaries that have traditionally structured the academy and that underlie much of food studies literature.
About the authors
Colin R. Anderson is a researcher at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University in the United Kingdom.
Jennifer Brady is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Human Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Charles Z. Levkoe is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Wilfrid Laurier University; Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University; Research Associate,Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.
Mustafa Koç is an associate professor at the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University.
Mary Beckie is Associate Professor and Acting Director of Community Engagement Studies.
Jennifer Sumner teaches in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education and is coordinator of the Adult Education and Community Development Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
“This lively collection of diverse food studies papers delivers on its promise of boundary-testing interdisciplinarity. The insights presented within its pages reflect an intellectually sophisticated dialogue on food studies in Canada, providing hope for equally sophisticated food system interventions.”
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development