Food Matters and Materialities: Critical Understandings of Food Cultures
September 22 @ 5:00 pm - September 25 @ 1:00 pm EDT
Food Matters and Materialities: Critical Understandings of Food Cultures is an international and multidisciplinary conference that explores, from a critical perspective, how power relations take form in contemporary food cultures and materialize in particular food matters/materialities and in a wide range of food-related practices such as production, harvesting, circulation, preparation, control, and consumption.
The critical perspective adopted throughout the Conference means that presenters will work at deconstructing and critiquing the power dynamics at play (such as racism, colonialism, gender related issues, anthropocentrism, and socio-economic inequities) in any given food culture, and how they are reflected in food matters/materialities. In the context of the conference, food matters and materialities will be questioned as they are involved in the (re)production of consequential and unequal power dynamics between and across bodies, food systems, environments, and human and more-than-human health.