[Iag-list] Food Politics Conference at UTAS: Abstracts due 25 March

Aidan Davison aidan.davison at utas.edu.au
Mon Mar 21 14:05:10 AEDT 2016

Food Politics: From the Margins to the Mainstream
University of Tasmania, Thursday 30 June - Friday 1 July 2016

Call for papers
Critiques of global, industrialised food systems have proliferated in recent years, while food practices previously considered 'alternative' or 'marginal' now increasingly enjoy mainstream visibility. In the global North, concerns once limited to social and political movements motivated by animal rights, anti-corporate, health and environmental agendas appear on primetime television cooking shows, in the pages of best-selling non-fiction exposés, in produce-driven and provenance-focused restaurant menus, in the growing farmers' markets and community-supported agriculture movements, and in the labelling and advertising strategies of major food manufacturers. Elsewhere in the world, grassroots movements for food security, food sovereignty, seed and wage rights are gaining prominence in local, national and global contexts.
What are the implications of this 'mainstreaming' of food politics? Does it make ethical, sustainable food accessible to more people? Does it signal changes to global food systems? Or does it simply offer new opportunities for marketing 'spin' and corporate greenwashing? What does the mainstreaming of food politics mean for grassroots alternative food movements? Where does food politics go from here?
Abstracts are invited that explore the key questions raised by this transformation of food politics from the margins to the mainstream. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

·         The role of alternative food networks: their practices, politics, successes, challenges;

·         Media representations of food and food politics;

·         The rise of new production, retail and consumption networks and practices;

·         Impacts on food and agricultural production;

·         Mainstream 'appropriations' of political discourses and projects.

Keynote speakers
Prof Michael Goodman<http://www.reading.ac.uk/ges/Aboutus/Staff/m-k-goodman.aspx> (University of Reading, UK)
A/Prof Tania Lewis<http://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/l/lewis-dr-tania/> (RMIT University, Australia)
* Prof Goodman and A/Prof Lewis will also host masterclasses on Wednesday 29 June 2016. For details email Erin.Hawley at utas.edu.au<mailto:Erin.Hawley at utas.edu.au> or Michelle.Phillipov at utas.edu.au<mailto:Michelle.Phillipov at utas.edu.au>.

Submission of abstracts
Please email your abstract (300-500 words) to Erin.Hawley at utas.edu.au<mailto:Erin.Hawley at utas.edu.au> by Friday 25 March 2016. Include your full name, contact details, academic affiliation and a short biography. For more information, please visit the conference website<http://newfoodpolitics.org/conference/> or contact Erin.Hawley at utas.edu.au<mailto:Erin.Hawley at utas.edu.au> or Michelle.Phillipov at utas.edu.au<mailto:Michelle.Phillipov at utas.edu.au>. Selected papers will be invited to contribute to an edited collection.

University of Tasmania Electronic Communications Policy (December, 2014).
This email is confidential, and is for the intended recipient only. Access, disclosure, copying, distribution, or reliance on any of it by anyone outside the intended recipient organisation is prohibited and may be a criminal offence. Please delete if obtained in error and email confirmation to the sender. The views expressed in this email are not necessarily the views of the University of Tasmania, unless clearly intended otherwise.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.flinders.edu.au/pipermail/iag-list/attachments/20160321/c956bb24/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: UTas_Masterclass_Mike Goodman.pdf
Type: application/pdf
Size: 441735 bytes
Desc: UTas_Masterclass_Mike Goodman.pdf
URL: <https://lists.flinders.edu.au/pipermail/iag-list/attachments/20160321/c956bb24/attachment.pdf>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: UTas_Masterclass_Tania Lewis.pdf
Type: application/pdf
Size: 463744 bytes
Desc: UTas_Masterclass_Tania Lewis.pdf
URL: <https://lists.flinders.edu.au/pipermail/iag-list/attachments/20160321/c956bb24/attachment-0001.pdf>

More information about the Iag-list mailing list