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.
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.
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture
Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
Shopping at our local market, we encounter a package of strawberries boasting the slogan, “Eat me, do good.” This message is not uncommon in today’s grocery stores. Consumers are frequently encouraged to buy foods...
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