Food Value and Gender: Mediated Consumption, Anxiety and Potentiality

Event Date: 13 March 2014

Dana Studio,
The Science Museum’s Dana Centre
165 Queen’s Gate
London SW7 5HD


The Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London presents:

HARC Dialogues:

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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