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...Introduction Primarily aimed at upper-level undergraduates in cultural studies or food studies, this semester-long unit introduces students to key approaches to understanding food as a cultural form, combining theories and insights from...

Quantitative Methods 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

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...Quantitative research methods in food studies are the methods that we use when we want to explain, predict, or control phenomena of interest (Gay, Mills, and Airasian, 2006). When we have data that we can express, measure, and analyze using...

Introduction

Susanne Kerner

Since 2004, Susanne Kerner has been Lektor (Associate Professor) in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Carsten-Niebuhr-Section (TORS) in Copenhagen, Denmark (head of section 2005-2010); previously part-time lecturer at Free University in Berlin and several short-term contracts (analysis of archaeological material and field-directorship) for the German Archaeological Institute (DAI). Dr.phil (Craft specialisation and social organisation in the Southern Levant) in 1998 at Freie Universität Berlin. From 1990-1995 director at the German Protestant Institute for Archaeology and History in Amman (Jordan); 1988-1990 assistant director at the same institution. Since 1990 director or co-director of over 10 excavations and survey seasons in Jordan (e.g. “The Desert and the Sown in Northern Jordan (DSNJ)”, Umm Qais, Abu Snesleh).Numerous lectures at international conferences, organisation of exhibitions and conferences (e.g. “Food and Identity” in Copenhagen [with Cynthia Chou and Morten Warmind]; “Climate and Ancient Society” in Copenhagen, “Adaptation of Archaeological Methods in Near Eastern Archaeology” in Berlin). Research focus: social complexity, food and identity, theoretical archaeology, rituals. Teaching: courses on Prehistory and History of Near Eastern Archaeology, Social Organisation, Food, Ritual, Commensality, Gender at undergraduate and graduate level. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cynthia Chou

Cynthia Chou, Associate Professor with Special Qualifications (Lektor msk), social anthropologist, Head of Southeast Asian Studies, KU-ToRS. She is internationally known for her pioneering study of the life and lifestyles, as well as identity and change, of the indigenous Malays in Southeast Asia. She single-handedly built the Malay maritime life collection for the Singapore National Museum and has published highly cited books in this area which are used by several universities as textbooks. At KU, she initiated and directed several innovative programs of co-operation, both in research and education, with leading international institutions for which she has won various international prizes. Courses that she has been teaching at the University of Copenhagen include “The Anthropology of Food and Eating in Southeast Asia,” “Modernisation and Development: The Human Landscape of Southeast Asia,” and “Introduction to Southeast Asia Culture.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Food and the consumption of food are very much a part of everyday discourse, and innumerable questions about them are discussed in public media, academic conversations, and over private dinners. A main concern in many of these discussions...

Practices

Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The term “practice” carries several meanings. In common usage, it refers to concrete doing (as opposed to abstract theorizing, for example) and to the repetitive doing of something to get better at it. Where researchers and intellectuals...

Anxiety as a social condition

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

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...The distinction between individual and social anxieties is central to this book’s argument. While individuals may have personal concerns about food, including food allergies or intolerances or a medical condition such as anorexia nervosa...

Appetite

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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Food Words : Essays in Culinary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Appetite is a complex word, encompassing medical, biological, social, and cultural aspects. Like taste, it involves both physiological and sociocultural dimensions. Quoting from the mission statement of the academic journal Appetite gives...

The Social and Cultural Uses of Food

The Cambridge World History of Food

© Cambridge University Press, 2000

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...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...

Technology Tools

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

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...All of the methods discussed in this book can be implemented with minimal technology support. Most research methods were in existence well before the advent of computers and recording devices. However, technology can make research easier...

Caring about food

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...We live in mercurial times when it comes to food. Consumers are swamped with information telling them to care more about what they eat—to “connect” with local farmers, to teach children where food comes from, and to stave off obesity...

Seeing and Believing: Gender and Species Hierarchy in Contemporary Cultures of Animal Food

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...Introduction: framing ‘animals’ as food Linda Vance suggests that animals ‘communicate with us in many ways’: through relationships as companions, in their place as agricultural units of production, and ‘by their fate, when we see...