Tag: food activism

Review: Cooking up a Revolution

dsutton20 , February 14th, 2022

Sean Parson, Cooking up a Revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and Resistance to Gentrification. Manchester University Press, 2019 ISBN 9781526107350. Xi + 147 pp. David Sutton…


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…


Review: Freedom Farmers

dsutton20 , April 19th, 2021

Monica M. White. Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement. University of North Carolina Press, 2018. ISBN # 9781469643694. xviii+ 189 pp Joan Gross (Oregon State…


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 #…


Review: Black Food Geographies

dsutton20 , January 4th, 2021

Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance and Food Access in Washington, D.C. By Ashanté M. Reese. 2019. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 978-1-4696-5150-7. 18…


Review: Italian Food Activism in Urban Sardinia

dsutton20 , April 12th, 2020

Carole Counihan. Italian Food Activism in Urban Sardinia: Place, Taste, and Community. Bloomsbury Academic. 2019. Pp. i-176. ISBN 9781474262286 (hardback) 9781474262309 (epdf) Abigail E. Adams (Centr…


Review: Food Justice and Narrative Ethics

dsutton20 , November 13th, 2019

Food Justice and Narrative Ethics: Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism. Beth A. Dixon. Bloomsbury Academic. 2018 ISBN #9781350054561. 192 pp. Megan B. Hinrichsen (Monmouth College) In…


‘Rescuing’ food: Dumpster Diving as Political Activism

Carolin Hirsch , September 13th, 2019

It is already dark, past 10 pm, and Dora, Emil and I are riding our bikes to the backyards of local supermarkets in a little town near Munich;…


Review: Eating Tomorrow

dsutton20 , July 17th, 2019

Wise, Tim (2019) Eating Tomorrow. Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. New York: The New Press. ISBN 9781620974223 Ellen Messer, Ph.D. (Tufts University…


Review: Organic Food, Farming and Culture

dsutton20 , July 10th, 2019

Chrzan, Janet and Jacqueline A. Ricotta, eds. Organic Food, Farming and Culture. An Introduction. Bloomsbury Academic. 2019. 332 pp. ISBN 1350027839, 9781350027831 Ellen Messer, Ph.D. (Friedman Schoo…


Thesis Review: Placing the Apple

kgraf , February 12th, 2018

Please note: I am soliciting reviews of recent dissertations in the Anthropology of Food. So if you have written a recent thesis or would like to review one, you…


Review: A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism

foodanthro , December 15th, 2017

A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat, Eric Holt-Giménez, Monthly Review Press, 2017. Jo Hunter-Adams Working in food studies often means grappling…


Black Women’s Food Work is from the Future

A. Reese , April 14th, 2017

Ashanté M. Reese, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Spelman College  When I think about being a Black girl from the future, my mind goes to the contradiction that…


Food OpEd Fellowship opportunity in San Francisco

foodanthro , March 15th, 2017

Received from Polly Adema, who is the Director of the Master of Arts in Food Studies Program at the University of the Pacific. Looks like a great opportunity…


Fear, Fire, and Solidarity in New Orleans

foodanthro , February 8th, 2017

David Beriss Someone tried to burn down the Flaming Torch restaurant last week. The restaurant, located in my neighborhood in New Orleans, is a French bistro that has…


Fast Food Labor Secretary?

foodanthro , January 24th, 2017

David Beriss In the weeks following his election, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Andrew F. Puzder to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. There has been…


Review and Interview: Nurturing Masculinities

dsutton20 , September 28th, 2016

Nurturing Masculinities: Men, Food and Family in Contemporary Egypt. Nefissa Naguib. University of Texas Press. 2015. Katharina Graf (SOAS, University of London) Nefissa Naguib’s book ‘Nurturing Masc…


Blackness, Food, and State-Sanctioned Violence

A. Reese , September 21st, 2016

I began research on food access in Washington, D.C., knowing that I wanted to learn about a) what people were eating b) where they were shopping, and c)…


Eating Insects Detroit

foodanthro , June 2nd, 2016

Gina Louise Hunter Illinois State University Eating Insects Detroit: Exploring the Culture of Insects as Food and Feed, held May 26-28 at Wayne State University brought together industry…


What FoodAnthro Is Reading Now, May 18 Edition

foodanthro , May 18th, 2016

A selection of items from around the internet of possible interest to readers of FoodAnthropology. If you have items you think our readers should read, send a note…


Slow Fish Report: On Value Chains, the Privatization of the Seas, and the Food Movement

foodanthro , March 28th, 2016

David Beriss University of New Orleans Last month I wrote about the existence of the food movement, which a Washington Post writer had suggested did not really exist….


Acceleration of Slow Food: Reflections on the First 30 Years

dsutton20 , March 25th, 2016

Ellen Messer Tufts University   Carlo Petrini’s Food & Freedom. How the Slow Food Movement is Changing the World Through Gastronomy (John Irving, trans. New York: Rizzoli International…


Activist Chefs and the Food Movement

foodanthro , February 16th, 2016

David Beriss University of New Orleans A few weeks ago, Greg de St. Maurice wrote an intriguing piece on this blog about chef activism. He drew on the…


Chefs as activists–Daniel Giusti takes on America’s school lunches

Greg de St. Maurice , February 3rd, 2016

Greg de St. Maurice Ryukoku University Chefs today wield a great deal of influence. They are (or are expected to be) simultaneously artisans, entrepreneurs, activists, and celebrities. In…