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Observational Methods in Food Studies Research: Ethnography and Narrative

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller, Colorado State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jonathan Deutsch

Jonathan Deutsch is professor and program director in the Department of Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, and Food Science at Goodwin College, Drexel University, USA, Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Studies : An Introduction to Research Methods

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book chapter

...Don’t think, but look.Some of the most widely used methods in food studies research fall under the rubric of observational research. Qualitative observational research is an umbrella term for a large basket of methods used by qualitative...

Methodological Afterword

Alex Rhys-Taylor

Alex Rhys-Tayloris a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Multiculture : A Sensory Ethnography of East London

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...While it served the purpose of outlining how and where this book was researched, the brief ‘formal statement’ on methods at the start of the book belies some of the issues thrown up by the research behind the previous chapters. It also...

Digestif

The Restaurants Book : Ethnographies of Where We Eat

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...A groaning table threatens the capacity of the most voracious of readers, and I must now serve the digestif. On the sympathetic principle that a slight touch of the bitters, a liquore amaro, might counter any reflux from such a postmodern...

The Social and Cultural Uses of Food

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Food is what Marcel Mauss (1967) called a “total social fact.” It is a part of culture that is central, connected to many kinds of behavior, and infinitely meaningful. Food is a prism that absorbs a host of assorted cultural phenomena...

Anthropological Approaches to Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

Elizabeth Hull

Lecturer in Anthropology, SOAS University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction In this course, we investigate the stark disparities in nutritional well-being around the world and seek to understand in what ways agricultural systems of food production have played a role. Much of the food that we eat has...

Guide to Further Reading

Leo Coleman

Leo Coleman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food : Ethnographic Encounters

Berg, 2013

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...Scholars from many disciplines research and write about food, in all its various transformations—from agricultural product to nutritional value, packaged commodity, delicacy or luxury good. The boundaries between these categories are,...

Using Material Objects in Food Studies Research

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller, Colorado State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jonathan Deutsch

Jonathan Deutsch is professor and program director in the Department of Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, and Food Science at Goodwin College, Drexel University, USA, Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Studies : An Introduction to Research Methods

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book chapter

...The most commonplace object has the capacity to symbolize the deepest human anxieties and aspirations.Goods that minister to physical needs—food and drink—are no less carriers of meaning than ballet and poetry.Some of the richest sources...

The Psychology of Food and Food Choice

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...We can think of the world, for any person, as divided into the self and everything else. The principal material breach of this fundamental dichotomy occurs in the act of ingestion, when something from the world (other) enters the body...

Social and Cultural Logics

Eduardo P. Archetti

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Eduardo P. Archetti was Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Valentina Napolitano

Valentina Napolitano

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Peter Worsley

Peter Worsley

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Guinea-pigs : Food, Symbol and Conflict of Knowledge in Ecuador

Berg, 2001

Book chapter

...In Chapter 2 I discussed the concept of cultural and social complexity. The first refers to the quantity of information produced and circulated in a particular setting, in other words the knowledge that actors use to face the world....

The Lactating Man

Mathilde Cohen

Mathilde Cohen is Professor of Law and the Robert D. Glass Research Scholar at the University of Connecticut, USA. Cohen is a Research Fellow at the CNRS, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Milk : The Past, Present, and Future of Our Primary Food

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...For helpful conversations and comments on earlier drafts, I am grateful to Amy DiBona, Elizabeth Emens, Beth Jones Connel, Yoriko Otomo, Joshua Perldeiner, and Darren Rosenblum. For excellent research assistance, I thank the University...