ABSTRACT

The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the millennium. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological approaches onto new dimensions of the human relationship to food. This anthology capitalizes on this particular cultural moment to bring to the fore recent scholarship that focuses on innovative ways people are recasting food in public spaces to challenge hegemonic practices and meanings. Organized into five interrelated sections on food production – consumption, performance, Diasporas, and activism –  articles aim to provide new perspectives on the changing meanings and uses of food in the twenty-first century.

chapter 1|8 pages

Taking Food Public

part |2 pages

SECTION 1. RETHINKING PRODUCTION

part |2 pages

SECTION 2. RETHINKING FOOD CONSUMPTION

part |2 pages

SECTION 3. PERFORMING FOOD CULTURES

chapter 20|14 pages

The Magic Metabolisms of Competitive Eating

part |2 pages

SECTION 4. FOOD DIASPORAS: TAKING FOOD GLOBAL

chapter 32|3 pages

Tequila Shots

part |2 pages

SECTION 5. FOOD ACTIVISM

chapter 42|16 pages

The Year of Eating Politically