Authors-Meet-Critics: Food Across Borders, Edited by Matt Garcia, E. Melanie DuPuis, Don Mitchell

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group, Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Galerie 3, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Evan Weissman
Chairs: Evan Weissman


Authors-Meet-Critics: Food Across Borders
Edited by Matt Garcia, E. Melanie DuPuis, Don Mitchell

Contributions by E. Melanie DuPuis, Matt Garcia, Don Mitchell, Meredith E. Arbaca, Katherine Massoth, José Antonio Vásquez-Medina, Tanachai Mark Padoongpatt, William Carleton, Kellen Backer, Mary Murphy, Michael Wise, Teresa M. Mares, Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland, Jessie Mazar, Kathleen Sexsmith, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Marygold Walsh-Dilley

2017, Rutgers University Press in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.

From the book’s description:
“The act of eating defines and redefines borders. What constitutes ‘American’ in our cuisine has always depended on a liberal crossing of borders, from ‘the line in the sand’ that separates Mexico and the United States, to the grassland boundary with Canada, to the imagined divide in our collective minds between ‘our’ food and ‘their’ food. The stories told in Food Across Borders highlight the contiguity between the intimate decisions we make as individuals concerning what we eat and the social and geopolitical processes we enact to secure nourishment, territory, and belonging.”

In this author-meets-critics session, scholars of food, borders, and immigration will discuss the book’s key arguments and ideas about the relationships between “food” and “borders.”


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Evan Weissman Syracuse University 5
Panelist Charles Levkoe Lakehead University 10
Panelist Emily Mitchell-Eaton Bennington College 10
Panelist Juan De Lara University of Southern California 10
Panelist Emily Reid-Musson University of Waterloo 10
Discussant Marygold Walsh-Dilley University of New Mexico 10
Discussant Michael Wise University of North Texas 10
Discussant Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern Syracuse University, Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition 10
Discussant Don Mitchell Syracuse University 10
Discussant Evan Weissman Syracuse University 15

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