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THINKING FOOD
The Functions of Food in American Culture and Society

Students and Doctoral Students International Interdisciplinary Conference

May 16-17, 2014
American Studies Center, University of Warsaw

Benefiting from the increasing interest in Food Studies, the Students and Doctoral Students International Interdisciplinary Conference Thinking Food: The Functions of Food in American Culture and Society opens an academic discussion on various aspects of food in the United States. Contemporary American culture is saturated with representations of food and food practices. They are present in advertisements, culinary shows, online foodie communities and blogs, films and TV series, magazines and journals, and holiday tour options. Americans are also setting up urban gardens and organizing food cooperatives about which they blog and form grassroot communities. What is more, the US government’s constant involvement in citizens’ food consumption and production methods, as well as reglamentation and availability of food products, have made food a political issue on par with war or energy crises. Mimicking the approaches employed by the food movements, the conference attempts to combine the academic with the practical, the scientific with the popular, and the corporate with the local to showcase the relations of domination and strategies of resistance.

Concept and organization:

Karolina Krasuska (coordinator), Marta Usiekniewicz, Paulina Kakareko, and the participants of the BA-elective in Food Studies at the ASC

Location:

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, Al. Niepodległosci 22, Room 317 and 319

All events are open to the public
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Al. Niepodległości 22, 02-653 Warszawa
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Published with financial support
from UE Erasmus Programme