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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...

Death at the Drive-Thru: Fast Food Betrayal in Bad Taste and Poultrygeist

Cynthia J. Miller

Cynthia J. Miller is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emerson College, USA, and a cultural anthropologist specializing in popular culture and visual media. She serves on the board of the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association, and is Treasurer and Governing Board member of the International Association for Media and History, as well as Director of Communication for the Center for the Study of Film and History. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Television. She is the winner of the James Welsh Prize for lifetime achievement in adaptation studies and the Peter C. Rollins prize for a book-length work in popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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What’s Eating You? : Food and Horror on Screen

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Mario Cortini and Philip Nutman, “Profile: Peter Jackson: Master of Bad Taste,” Gorezone 5 (January 1989): 20.In 1976, the first McDonald’s arrived in New Zealand, beginning a gradual shift in the nation’s food consumption emphasis from...

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

Book chapter

...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...

Kava

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

Encyclopedia entry

...Kava is both a plant and a drink made from that plant for ritual occasions. Kava usage is limited mostly to the Pacific basin, where it occurs widely from New Guinea in the west to the Marquesas in the east, and from Hawaii in the north...

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...

Drinking “The Good Life”

Alcohol : A Social and Cultural History

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...“Australians are not a nation of Snobs like the English, or of extravagant boasters like the Americans, or of reckless profligates like the French”, Marcus Clarke wrote of his fellow-colonists in the later nineteenth century, “they...

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...

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 : Contemporary Transitions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...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...

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 and the Self : Materializing Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...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...