Writing the food studies movement

Marion Nestle, W. Alex McIntosh

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Is it time to establish a food studies canon? In recent years, the field of food studies has come into its own as a means to investigate critical questions about production and consumption. This commentary explores the written sources of two academics' interest in food, and the books that have sparked the food studies movement and today's food revolution. As a topic for readers' consideration, it asks whether food studies has progressed to a stage of development at which it is now possible to identify a core list of books that can be considered to define the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-179
Number of pages21
JournalFood, Culture and Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Food
  • Food bibliography
  • Food movement
  • Food sociology
  • Food studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies


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