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Digital Food Culture, Power and Everyday Life

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Zeena Feldman, Michael K. Goodman

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1227-1242
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies
Volume24
Issue number6
Early online date18 Nov 2021
DOIs
Accepted/In press2021
E-pub ahead of print18 Nov 2021
PublishedDec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information: The authors are grateful to Sylvia Jaworska, Marianne Franklin, Eva Giraud, Nancy Thumim, Joanne Hollows, Sara Marino, Christine Barnes, Jilly Kay and Jo Littler for their support and insights, especially as participants at our original workshop. Many thanks to Jo Littler for suggesting they propose this issue to the journal and for supporting them throughout the review and publication process. They are also immensely thankful to the authors and papers? reviewers who helped make this Special Issue possible. The editors greatly appreciate the support of the Department of Digital Humanities and the Centre for Digital Culture at King?s College London for financial support of the workshop. The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The author(s) received financial support for the original workshop in 2017 from the Department of Digital Humanities and the Centre for Digital Culture at King?s College London. Funding Information: The authors are grateful to Sylvia Jaworska, Marianne Franklin, Eva Giraud, Nancy Thumim, Joanne Hollows, Sara Marino, Christine Barnes, Jilly Kay and Jo Littler for their support and insights, especially as participants at our original workshop. Many thanks to Jo Littler for suggesting they propose this issue to the journal and for supporting them throughout the review and publication process. They are also immensely thankful to the authors and papers’ reviewers who helped make this Special Issue possible. The editors greatly appreciate the support of the Department of Digital Humanities and the Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London for financial support of the workshop. Publisher Copyright: © The Author(s) 2021.

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Abstract

Food and digital culture are mutually implicated in contemporary processes of knowledge production and power contestation around the world. Our introduction and the papers in this special issue of the European Journal of Cultural Studies seek to draw out the distinctions, parallels and overlaps across food and the digital to offer critical insights into digital food culture’s capacities, paradoxes and impacts on everyday life. We ask a series of questions fundamentally focused on issues of power that signal a critical concern for the (re)production and circulation of inequality within the food and digital nexus. For us and the authors here, Cultural Studies is particularly fertile ground from which to analyse digital food culture precisely because of the discipline’s commitment to critiquing power and inequality and its subsequent capacity to illuminate everyday digital food politics and their social, cultural and ethical impacts. This article presents and highlights key questions—and introduces related concepts and theoretical debates—that drive this research agenda. In addition, we address the ways the issue’s papers connect to digital food culture and power after COVID-19. We conclude with a summary of the articles in the issue and their contributions to digital food culture research and cultural studies more broadly.

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