Digital Food Activism

1st Edition

Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan, Stanley Ulijaszek

Routledge
Published January 9, 2018
Reference - 234 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138088320 - CAT# Y334237
Series: Critical Food Studies

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Summary

Digital Food Activism is a new edited volume that investigates how digital media technologies are transforming food activism and consumers' engagements with food, eating, and food systems. Bringing together critical food studies, economic anthropology, digital sociology, and science and technology studies, Digital Food Activism offers innovative multi-disciplinary analyses of food activist practices on social media, mobile apps, and hybrid online and offline alternative spaces. With chapters that focus on diverse digital platforms, food-related issues, and geographic locales, this volume reveals how platforms, programmers, and consumers are becoming key mediators of the mandate of food corporations and official governing actors. Digital Food Activism thereby suggests that emerging forms of activism in the digital era hold the potential to reshape the ethics, aesthetics, and patterns of food consumption.


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