The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the millennium. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological approaches onto new dimensions of the human relationship with food. This anthology capitalizes on this particular cultural moment to bring to the fore recent scholarship that focuses on innovative ways people are recasting food in public spaces to challenge hegemonic practices and meanings. Organized into five interrelated sections on food production, consumption, performance, Diasporas, and activism, articles aim to provide new perspectives on the changing meanings and uses of food in the 21st century.
On this companion website, you will find the full color versions of the images included in the book, as well as a separate section for instructors, which includes helpful annotated weblinks, homework assignments, and discussion questions.