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The glue that holds us together

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...It was the worst thing that could have spilled. I’d needed the yolks for something: egg wash? Soufflé? Avgolemono? Perhaps cheesy poofs? So I saved the egg whites as one does when one thinks one makes more meringues or more “healthy...

Packaging

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Packaging © Angela Meah. Food packages are literally to be found everywhere, in supermarkets and convenience stores, in restaurants, in workplaces, and in the homes...

Waste

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Waste © Angela Meah. Waste is matter that has crossed a contingent cultural line that separates it from stuff that is worth keeping or using. The stark statistics representing just how much matter could...

Sidewalk cooking eggs

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, USA. Her previous books include Canning Peaches for the Apocalypse (2017), Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (co-edited with Margot Singer, Bloomsbury, 2013), and Quench Your Thirst With Salt, winner of the 2011 Zone 3 nonfiction prize. Her work has appeared in Fence, the Iowa Review, Fourth Genre, Shenandoah, New American Writing, the Seneca Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She has been granted a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Egg

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...I bought a “solar oven” as a last-minute Christmas gift for my daughter or for my son who may or may not have had one gift more than the other. This oven was meant to be the gift equalizer and I gave it to one of them, the daughter...

Eating for self and society: Responsible, acceptable and abject bodies

Emma-Jayne Abbots

Emma-Jayne Abbots is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK and Research Associate at the SOAS Food Studies Centre, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Agency of Eating : Mediation, Food and the Body

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction This final ethnographic chapter extends the discussion of global foods and its alternatives by further examining how the self and ‘other’ are constituted by eating foods socially labelled as ‘good’ and ‘bad’. My focus shifts...

Rethinking ‘convenience’ and food waste

Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anxious Appetites : Food and consumer culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Building on the previous chapter which focused on consumer anxieties about food at the household level of everyday domestic practice, this final empirical chapter demonstrates the value of applying a similar approach to two further areas...

Materialities

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...“Materialities” is a word that embraces and invokes a range of ways of thinking, which together can cast distinctive light on the ways in which the matter of food matters. The word is one of those pieces of academic jargon that can...

Media

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...A medium (plural media) is “any material through which something else may be transmitted” and media of communication are therefore “any means by which messages may be transmitted” (Hartley 2005: 142). Compared with John Hartley...

Waste and Wants

Jonathan Rees

Jonathan Rees is Professor of History at Colorado State University - Pueblo, USA. He is the author of four books, including of Refrigeration Nation: A History of Ice, Appliances, and Enterprise in America (2013) and Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Refrigerator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...For all the benefits of keeping perishable food fresh, freshness itself is a fleeting concept. Even the best refrigerators will not keep food fresh indefinitely. In fact, refrigerators do not always perform the one basic purpose for which...

Food Waste: ‘How does so much perfectly edible food get thrown away?’

Anne Murcott

Anne Murcott is Honorary Professorial Research Associate, Food Studies Centre, Department of Anthropology, SOAS University of London, Professor Emerita, London South Bank University and Honorary Professor, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham. Among her books is The Sociology of Food: Eating, Diet and Culture (with Stephen Mennell and Anneke van Otterloo). In 2009 she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introducing the Sociology of Food & Eating

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Every year, an average Malaysian household throws away more than one month’s salary on food they don’t eatPetaling, Jaya (2016) TheStaronline 31 May. Available at:...