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Food as Communication/Communication as Food

  • Time:

    4:30 p.m.
  • Date:

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Location:

    Medaille Formal Lounge

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 Dr. Carlnita P. Greene will speak about her new edited volume: Food as Communication/ Communication as Food

Description of the Book: From high-tech kitchen gadgets and magazines to the Food Network, the last few decades have seen a huge rise in food-focused consumption, media, and culture. The discourses surrounding food range from media coverage of school lunchrooms and hunger issues, to news stories about urban gardening or buying organic products at the local farmers market. Food is no longer viewed merely as a means of survival. International and comprehensive in approach, this volume is the first book-length study of food from a communication perspective. Scholars examine and explore this emerging field to provide definitive and foundational examples of how food operates as a system of communication, and how communication theory and practices can be understood by considering food in this way. In doing so, the book serves to inspire future dialogues on the subject due to its vast array of ideas about food and its relationship to our communication practices.

Sample Reviews: "Food as Communication: Communication as Food is a wonderful introduction to this field of food studies research. These authors watched movies and television, examined package labels, visited exotic places, delved in wonderful libraries, and ate great food, and analyzed the meaning of these experiences for modern identity, culture, and politics. Anyone interested in what food can tell us about ourselves and our neighbors will want to read this book."(Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, and author of 'Food Politics and What to Eat')

"Yum! Finally, a meaty volume for scholars and students interested in food and communication in a wide variety of contexts. 'Food as Communication' offers many smart, accessible essays about our food discourses, recommending its use for courses in media and cultural studies, interpersonal/organizational/intercultural communication, and environmental studies alike." (Kathleen LeBesco, Co-editor, 'Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning', Professor of Communication Arts, Marymount Manhattan College)

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Contact Information:
If you have any questions and/or are interested in attending the platform, RSVP to Carlnita Greene at 585-389-2440 or via e-mail at .
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