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...Introduction The understanding that preparing and consuming food is a social act has its antecedents in the anthropological work ofLevi-Strauss (1964, 1969) and Douglas (1972). Acknowledging and diverging from this work, the field of food...

Producing Things: Material Media and Moralities of Production

Isabelle de Solier

Isabelle de Solier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. She has published on food in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Continuum, and the edited collection Exposing Lifestyle Television, and is the editor of Food Cultures, a special issue of Cultural Studies Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and the Self : Materializing Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Production has historically held a higher moral value than consumption, and it continues to do so in the new forms of self-making through material culture in postindustrial society. But today, it is both the old or industrial sense...

Introduction

Isabelle de Solier

Isabelle de Solier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. She has published on food in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Continuum, and the edited collection Exposing Lifestyle Television, and is the editor of Food Cultures, a special issue of Cultural Studies Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and the Self : Materializing Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...How do we make a meaningful self-identity in a late modern, postindustrial world? Whether it’s self-help books telling us how to find our so-called “true” selves, television programs showing us how to style ourselves, or neoliberal rhetoric...

Tasting the Digital: New Food Media

Isabelle de Solier

Isabelle de Solier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. She has published on food in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Continuum, and the edited collection Exposing Lifestyle Television, and is the editor of Food Cultures, a special issue of Cultural Studies Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...On an average night in 2015, around 10,000 people tuned into the P2P live video streaming website Afreeca TV to watch a young Korean man, Lee Chang-hyun, eat his dinner in front of a webcam (Evans 2015). In total, Lee’s nightly dinner...

Learning Things: Material Media and Gastronomic Education

Isabelle de Solier

Isabelle de Solier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. She has published on food in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Continuum, and the edited collection Exposing Lifestyle Television, and is the editor of Food Cultures, a special issue of Cultural Studies Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and the Self : Materializing Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The media are among the central forces shaping individual selves in late modernity. This is particularly the case for “lifestyle media”, a category of popular media that focuses on the self, and more specifically, the moral process...

Blogging: Digital Leisure and Material Media Production

Isabelle De Solier

Isabelle de Solier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. She has published on food in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Continuum, and the edited collection Exposing Lifestyle Television, and is the editor of Food Cultures, a special issue of Cultural Studies Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food History: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 4 : Contemporary Transitions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In late modernity, individuals increasingly go about constructing a life of one’s own not only in the material world but also in the digital world. The Internet has become a primary site of self-formation in the twenty-first century...

Consuming Things: Material Cultures and Moralities of Consumption

Isabelle de Solier

Isabelle de Solier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. She has published on food in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Continuum, and the edited collection Exposing Lifestyle Television, and is the editor of Food Cultures, a special issue of Cultural Studies Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and the Self : Materializing Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Questions of morality are central to consumption, both to scholarly understandings of it and to how people negotiate it in their practices of self-making. Daniel Miller argues that consumption has been viewed negatively throughout history...

Transnational domestic masculinity: Japanese men’s home cooking in Australia

Food, Masculinities, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...IntroductionMen’s home cooking has recently become an important focus of emerging research with the increasing presence of men around domestic kitchens—both actual and media-presented—in industrial societies (Swenson 2009: 36–53). A key...

Shopping: Slow Food, Ethical Consumption, and the Morality of Quality

Isabelle de Solier

Isabelle de Solier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. She has published on food in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Continuum, and the edited collection Exposing Lifestyle Television, and is the editor of Food Cultures, a special issue of Cultural Studies Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and the Self : Materializing Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Shopping is commonly understood as the main practice of consuming things through which we make the self in postindustrial society. Through the purchase of material objects, such as clothes, cars, or food, we shape our sense of who we...

Moralities of Productive Leisure and Material Culture

Isabelle de Solier

Isabelle de Solier is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Victoria University, Australia. She has published on food in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Continuum, and the edited collection Exposing Lifestyle Television, and is the editor of Food Cultures, a special issue of Cultural Studies Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and the Self : Materializing Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...The commonsense understanding of leisure is that it is the opposite of work. Within this binary distinction, work is associated with production, while leisure is associated with consumption. In the first theory of leisure, Thorstein Veblen...