Food geographies: culture, media, politics 2

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Media and Communication Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 2:40 PM / 4:20 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Studio 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Christine Barnes
Chairs: Laura Cuch


Eating is one of the most intimate and geographically embedded acts, yet the ways that we eat are increasingly becoming a spectacle consumed through our screens. From dedicated food TV channels teaching us to cook, political food documentaries, to the rise of social media food stars, and apps that allow you to track and record every morsel that passes your lips, food is becoming ever more spectacular and performative. Buying, cooking and eating food remain material and embodied acts, but our engagement with food is increasingly mediated by diverse media and cultural forms with important impacts on our health, bodies, relationships and economies. These papers present a broad engagement with mediated and politicised food culture, from historical, contemporary and future perspectives and a range of empirical contexts.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter David Beckingham*, University of Nottingham, Picturing the problem drinker 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Benjamin Schrager*, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Reinventing jidori: Claims to authenticity for Japanese artisanal chickens 20 3:00 PM
Presenter Nicole Gombay*, Université de Montréal, ‘Food Security’: ma(s)king the dispossession of Indigenous peoples 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Nurcan Atalan-Helicke*, Skidmore College, Heavy burdens and healthy choices: Mothers’ perspectives on clean and healthy food in Turkey 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Catarina Passidomo*, University of Mississippi, New Orleans' "Renaissance" and the New Southern Food Movement 20 4:00 PM

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