Food in Social Life: A Mini-Conference on the Sociology of Food
2017 ESS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, February 23-26
Sociologists are increasingly exploring “foodways,” food habits, and institutions from production through consumption. The scholarly study of food invokes issues of gender, class, labor, and cultural/ethnic identities, and using food as a lens helps us understand these issues in new and richer ways. We are seeing a growth in sociology in primary research in food and society, as well as the use of food studies as a method and an approach to other theoretical and political issues. This mini-conference will bring together those of us for whom food studies is a major focus and those for whom the examination food is a new angle on existing work. Papers on a full array of topics relating to food are welcome.
Suggested paper topics include but are not limited to the following topics relating to food studies:
- Emotion and Carework
- Food Systems
- Health and Nutrition
- Class and Status
Please direct all inquiries to Barbara Katz Rothman (BKatzRothman@gc.cuny.edu). Authors must submit their proposals through the ESS online abstract submission system athttps://www.meetingsavvy.org/ess/frmLogin.aspx In the “Submission Details” window, select “Paper” for “Type of Submission,” and select “miniconference: food” for “Select the topic area that best describes your submission.” Be sure to include a paper title along with your abstract of 250 words or less, your name as it should appear in the ESS program, institutional affiliation, and contact information.