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.”
In this Food-Stuff, James Edward Malin invites the food researcher behind the scenes of library classificatory schema and offers structural solutions for interdisciplinary engagement within in the field.
In this Food-Stuff, Erica Zurawski argues that the 2017 documentary, FOOD COOP, depoliticizes the stakes of food justice through its acute focus on the everyday logistics of one longstanding Coop in Brooklyn.
Alison Hope Alkon publishes her plenary remarks from the 2017 Graduate Association for Food Studies conference.