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Review: Research Methods in Digital Food

dsutton20 , December 10th, 2021

Joseph Leer and Stinne Gunder Strom Grogager, eds.  Research Methods in Digital Food Studies. Routledge.  London and New York. ISBN: 978-0-367-81926-2 (hbk);ISBN: 978-0-367-81927-9 (pbk…


#A future history of water: Strange thing full of water – Alberto Corsin-Jimenez’s comments

Alberto Corsin-Jimenez , October 7th, 2021

Andrea Ballestero (2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. As I write these lines, my home city, Madrid, is covered in a thick blanket of snow….


#A future history of water: Maura Finkelstein’s comments

Maura Finkelstein , October 6th, 2021

Andrea Ballestero,(2019). A Future History of Water. Duke University Press. I have an exercise I like to assign to my students, one that I have adapted from Donna…


#A future history of water: Rachel Douglas-Jones’ comments

Rachel Douglas-Jones , October 6th, 2021

As I finished reading Ballestero’s A Future History of Water, the world observed World Water Day 2021. Organized by the United Nations, it has been observed annually each…


#BookReview: Digital Divisions

Charissa Dechène , July 23rd, 2021

In the search to close the digital divide, which has been even more exposed since the COVID-19 pandemic, the insights about technological use within schools given in Matthew…


#Book Review: Digital Divisions

Jess Auerbach , July 22nd, 2021

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic the optimism of the early days of the world wide web appears to have completely abated. The pandemic has proven justification…


#BookReview: Being a parent in the field

Konstanze N’Guessan , July 17th, 2021

Ethnographic fieldwork resembles a dance on the wire between distance and closeness, seesawing between participant immersion and analytical retreat that turns the anthropologist into a tool of data…


#Bookreview: Dying to Eat

Rituparna Patgiri , July 15th, 2021

Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife (2018), edited by Candi K. Cann, is an interdisciplinary study that cuts across various approaches, including the…


Wanted: Book Reviews

Alissa Whitmore , June 16th, 2021

By Alissa Whitmore, Book Reviews Editor Ah, summer. There are few things better than relaxing with a good book in the park, on the beach, or inside under…

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#BookReview: Me, Not You

One Pusumane , May 26th, 2021

In Me, Not You, Alison Phipps uses the #MeToo Movement as a backdrop to her work to illustrate how privileged white women using mainstream feminism as a conduit,…


#BookReview: Being a Parent in the Field

Anna-Maria Walter , May 21st, 2021

In 2017, my colleague Philipp Zehmisch and I had to cancel a panel on love and family relationships in ethnographic fieldwork, due to a lack of participants. Fabienne…


Thesis Review and Discussion: The Metamorphosis of Greek Cuisine

kgraf , April 29th, 2021

Kapari Deli in Athens city centre, Greece Photographs by Nafsika Papacharalampous If you have written a recent thesis in the Anthropology of Food or would like to review…


#BookReview: Terraformed

Federica Banfi , April 26th, 2021

Terraformed by Joy White aims at making sense and contextualising  the vulnerability and inequality experienced by the Afrodiasporic population of the UK. The author describes her effort as…


#Review: Whose Life Is Worth More?

Maria Pujol Fernández , March 18th, 2021

During the Second World War, the British government, with the invaluable assistance of Alan Turing, deciphered Enigma (the Nazi code war machine) and thus gained access to key…


#Review: The Kiss of Death

Kristin Gupta , March 17th, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage many places in the world, it is hard to imagine a book that is more timely or prescient than Andrea Kitta’s…


#Review: Suicidal

Luisa T. Schneider , March 1st, 2021

In “Suicidal – why we kill ourselves” Jesse Bering asks what drives some of us to die by a self-directed fatal act. According to him, “there are no…


#BookReview: Just Transitions

Anna Bettini , February 15th, 2021

November 2018. A wave of nearly 300,000 women and men in yellow vests floods France. A protest without leaders or spokespersons, rises from the poorest regions affected by…


Review: Seafood: Ocean to the Plate

foodanthro , February 1st, 2021

Shingo Hamada and Richard Wilk, Seafood: Ocean to the Plate, Routledge Series for Creative Teaching and Learning in Anthropology, Routledge. 2019. Pp. 138. ISBN: 9781138191877 (paperback). Dav…


#Book Review: Animal Intimacies

Sanghamitra Padhy , January 28th, 2021

The creative disentanglement of human-animal relationships in Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas by Radhika Govindrajan is an important addition to the multispeci…


Review: Our Daily Bread

dsutton20 , January 25th, 2021

Our Daily Bread: A Meditation on the Cultural and Symbolic Significance of Bread Throughout History Predrag Matvejević. Translated from the Croatian by Christina Pribichevich-Zorić. 2020. London…


Review: The Labor of Lunch

dsutton20 , January 18th, 2021

Gaddis, Jennifer E. (2019). The Labor of Lunch: Why We Need Real Food and Real Jobs in American Public Schools. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. ISBN #…


Thesis Review: Ethical Constellations of Muslim Food Practice in Mumbai

kgraf , January 15th, 2021

Photograph: coming soon I’m delighted to post this exciting PhD thesis review, which nicely complements the recently posted review of the book Food, Faith and Gender in South-east…


Review: Food Festivals

dsutton20 , January 11th, 2021

Food Festivals and Local Development in Italy: A Viewpoint from Economic Anthropology. Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco. London: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN #978-3-030-53321-2. Xli + 179 pp Dav…


#Book Symposium: Tasting Qualities

Ishita Dey , October 23rd, 2020

How does one reproduce the taste, smell and appearance of any craft based/ industrially produced food commodity? Tea is one of the many beverages with roots in colonialism….