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Gastronomica (2018) 18 (4): 71–81.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and citizenship, I was raised in America, which is evident by my Midwestern accent and mannerisms), in the context of spaces where wine was sold, served, consumed, or described in conversation. Through this research, I sought to answer the following research questions, How do wine-drinking cultures...
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Gastronomica (2018) 18 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2018
... identity was built around a rejection of foreign goods and companies, a strand of political consciousness that continues to influence consumers today. Ideas of citizenship remain closely tied to discourses of consumerism marked by debates about exploitation and extraction, Westernization, tradi- tion, and...
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Gastronomica (2018) 18 (3): 66–81.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Consumerism, Mid-Century While this article focuses on losing weight in the long sixties, recent research has yielded complex insights into its cultural, social, political, religious, and economic implications that in- form and give fresh insight into the past. Dieting and its broader connection to the...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (4): 66–77.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., yogurt was marketed to the prototypical (white middle class) dieting female, expected to discipline her body by consuming pre-proportioned approximations of dessert. The rising popularity of “Greek yogurt” in the early twenty-first century has modified this cultural neutralization by foregrounding a...
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Gastronomica (2014) 14 (4): 17–25.
Published: 01 November 2014
... cultural practices and values that are pressing concerns in our larger economy and society. I further consider how examining everyday understandings of “connection” and “authenticity,” as revealed in ethnographic work with farmers, consumers, restaurateurs, and other food activists in the Piedmont, can...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (3): 79–90.
Published: 01 August 2016
... drinks consumed by these ancient Cypriots, we can haptically engage with their pottery and through this catch glimpses of how they stored, prepared, displayed, served, shared, and ingested foods; thus it is possible to understand how these interactions shifted in different cultural settings from internal...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (1): 28–40.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Indian subcontinent, in part because of Hindu and Muslim moralizing, and it symbolized western modernity for those who wished to challenge traditional culture. South Asian preferences often focused more on alcohol content than on the taste of malt or hops. The Japanese became Asia's most avid consumers...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (3): 19–30.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., among West- ern consumers lured by the health qualities of the Mediterranean diet and by the exotic nature of the dish itself. In 2008, hummus became the subject of a heated debate between Israel and Leba- non that revolved around cultural copyrights, culinary heritage, and economic revenues. In this...
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Gastronomica (2016) 16 (3): 44–55.
Published: 01 August 2016
... high wealth levels and affordable access to sugary foods—it is a striking outlier to global obesity trends. Yet, surprisingly, while Japan's per capita consumption of sugar is much lower than other wealthy nations, the intensity of interest and cultural elaboration around sweet foods is arguably far...
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Gastronomica (2015) 15 (4): 50–58.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tracy Bilsing The short fiction of modernist author Katherine Mansfield, in particular her work written during World War I, provides a distinctive glimpse into the civilian culture of war. Mansfield uses food imagery in her writing to accentuate a shifting sensibility and profoundly emotional...
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Gastronomica (2015) 15 (2): 39–48.
Published: 01 May 2015
....” Naming the authentic has an important social function for these consumers: by exhibiting their cross-cultural literacy and cosmopolitan tastes, Yelpers signal their belonging to and mastery of the diverse city. By categorizing what is “really Mexican,” this article suggests, they solidify their status as...
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Gastronomica (2015) 15 (2): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the most rapid industrialization in history, fantasies about nature, and its role in cooking, developed. These fantasies exist within Japan as well as when its gastronomy is discussed with outsiders to the culture. Long ago, the fantasies served Japan's expansionist goals, and nowadays they contribute...
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Gastronomica (2014) 14 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., 100-Mile Diets, and urban farms: the architecture of reform is endless, but every part seeks to reduce the distance between food producers (farms) and consumers (forks). For all the intuitive appeal of the farm-to-fork trope, however, there are other ways to think about the local food movement's...
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Gastronomica (2015) 15 (1): 34–43.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Lara Anderson; Heather Merle Benbow In Australian public discourse food multiculturalism has been celebrated as a sign of the country’s openness to migrant cultures. Yet, as we show in this article, this apparent celebration of Australia’s ethnically diverse foodscape has emerged alongside a...
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Gastronomica (2014) 14 (4): 7–16.
Published: 01 November 2014
... different eras. The result is a material and symbolic bricolage (Le´vi-Strauss 1966) that represents both producers and consumers innovative efforts to preserve or redefine livelihoods in times of change, and to negotiate complicated cultural memories of various pasts. Rather than dismissing seemingly out...
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Gastronomica (2014) 14 (4): 34–43.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., Paolo Magaudda, Annemette Nielsen, and Laura Terragni. 2007. Trusting, Com- plex, Quality Conscious or Unprotected? Constructing the Food Consumer in Different European National Contexts Journal of Consumer Culture 7(3): 295 318. Mincyte, Diana. 2009. Self-MadeWomen: RawMilk Consumption and Gender...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 102–103.
Published: 01 August 2020
... independent farm- ers, not recognized by law with the organic certification given to industrial food-processing, are now unable to cultivate their land or sell their products to consumers because of the current restrictions that are instead sending consumers to the grocery stores. Their clandestine food...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 117–118.
Published: 01 August 2020
... notice one until we have a cart with a wonky wheel. But as Andrew Warnes explains in How the Shopping Cart Explains Global Consumerism, the quotidian shopping cart represents an intersection of complex global food issues and consumer buying habits. By tracing the history and development of the shopping...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 118–119.
Published: 01 August 2020
... The Regents of the University of California cart encourages consumers to fill it up with items, whether we need them or not. The book is organized into five chapters and provides a somewhat chronological overview of how the shopping cart became the ubiquitous image for a global consumer-driven...
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Gastronomica (2020) 20 (3): 116–117.
Published: 01 August 2020
... consumerism affect the way world consumers shop for food in supermarkets and how the global industrial food sys- tem encourages consumers to overeat. Warnes, a professor of American studies at Leeds University, uses extensive excerpts from literature and cultural studies to show how the shopping cart...