Former Editor-in-Chief Emily Contois reflects on the Graduate Journal of Food Studies to mark its 5th year anniversary.
In “Pressure Cooker,” sociologists Sarah Bowen, Joslyn Brenton, and Sinikka Elliott set out to challenge dominant narratives about fixing the food system. By analyzing their ethnographic study of nine women, they reveal the complex factors that form a family’s eating habits.
Kevin Kosar’s “Moonshine: A Global History” explores the plethora of moonshines across time and space in an effort to disavow his readers of stereotypical American associations of moonshine and moonshiners.
Gitanjali G. Shahani’s edited collection “Food and Literature” prioritizes a variety of literary texts (not all Western-focused) to theorize the relationship between language and food, consumption as both reading practice and eating practice.
In “Governing Bodies: American Politics and the Shaping of the Modern Physique,” Rachel Louise Moran draws from history and women’s studies to consider if the federal government should have a say in what you eat, or how a body should look.
In “Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies & Black Food in Twentieth-Century America,” Jennifer Jensen Wallach thoughtfully links Black bodies and Black food consumption as a means of national inclusion and distancing.
In “Italian Food Activism in Urban Sardinia,” Carole Counihan examines the activities of numerous groups across the Mediterranean island, with particular focus on taste as a political and educational tool.
In this eighth issue of the Journal, Catherine Peters argues for the politics of citation in the field of food studies.
In this article, Maria Kuczera argues that researchers ought to push past the assumption that food is a generic “lens,” and she proposes food’s materiality as a different starting point.
In this article, Molly Mann juxtaposes women’s suffrage cookbooks with contemporary women’s food blogs, and she asserts that both find limits in their reification of “the chaste, white body.”