Event Date: 13 March 2014
The Value of Eating
Food Value and Gender: Mediated Consumption, Anxiety and Potentiality
Roundtable led by Dr Ruth Cruickshank (Royal Holloway, University of London) who will be joined by Professor Peter Jackson (University of Sheffield) and Joanne Hollows
Exploring changing meanings of food value, this panel examines evolving perceptions of gender bound up with eating and food culture. It examines how gender and value judgments are enmeshed in proliferating media representations of eating. We discuss how patterns of consumption, production and aspiration projected by the chefs, cooks and campaigners crowding television screens and the blogosphere perpetuate and develop gendered value judgments. Looking at – and projecting beyond – media images of food production, consumption and aspiration, we situate food and gender as key coordinates in evolving anxieties and potentialities inflected by representations of (not) eating.
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