Culinary Poetics and Edible Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature by Stacie Cassarino is about art and its influence on everyday consumption. Cassarino argues that gastronomic avant-garde literary texts influence national consumption and that these shifts subsequently influence what’s for dinner.
In Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C., Ashanté M. Reese explores how Black communities are left behind in the urban renewal process due to racism, historical geographical segregation and disinvestment of Black neighborhoods, and how these communities navigate low food access. Often ignored by the literature on food access and food security are the coping mechanisms people in these conditions develop to acquire the foods they prefer or need or how people create meaning in the process of doing so.
Miguel Cuj uses linguistics and personal ethnographic investigation to address hunger narratives in Guatemala.
The Graduate Association for Food Studies (GAFS) stands in solidarity with the Black community and demands justice for those murdered by police—George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee and too many others—and vehemently condemns the ongoing police brutality and white supremacy across the United States and the world.
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Vol. 6, No. 1 reflects upon our past as a journal, our conversations in the present, and our provocations for the future. This issue features essays and a keynote drawn from the Graduate Association for Food Studies’ biennial conference, as well as commentary and book reviews. Happy reading!
Psyche Williams-Forson argues for an intersectional approach. If racism and inequality have persisted across different time periods, why are we forcing food to do the heavy lifting that social inequality contributes to?
Rhiannon Scharnhorst examines how the kitchen table becomes a space through which feminisms are practiced and shaped, making it resistant to hegemonic notions of what counts as feminist practice.
Alanna Higgins critically examines the ethics of fieldwork at FARMacy programs, asking: how do we position ourselves as researchers? How do we ethically collect data, and in what ways can researchers navigate social spaces with sensitive data?
Frederico de Oliveira Toscano explores similarities and differences between cultural representations of food abundance and scarcity in Brazil and the United States from the 1930s to the beginning of the 2000s.