By Prof Desiree Lewis

Paper presented at “Making a Mess: Intersectionality and Food Studies” Conference, University of Minnesota. August 2019.

Balmoral Supermarket, Woodstock. Source: Google Maps

I’m struggling to explore food-buying as an act involving the body, the body’s relations to foodstuffs, the body’s movement in physical space and the forms of affect, sensory experience and cognition linked to this. I’m keen to pay careful attention to the agencies of human bodies and social subjects. This is particularly important in view of the flood of research on how globalised food commodity culture erodes human agency and “local” tastes.

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