CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Guest Editors: Deirdre J. Murphy with Ada Ortuzar-Young
Deadline: July 31, 2012
The editors seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, “The Material Culture of Teaching,” that explore the uses of food in all pedagogical contexts and disciplinary perspectives.
The availability of food has shaped civilizations, motivated explorations, trade and imperialism, and has prompted technological advances. From iconic representations, to unease over the state of the current global food system, to culinary fads or concerns for health, food is at the forefront of public and personal debates, and it has become a powerful site of analysis in the practice of teaching.
Possible topics for articles:
· Food as sensory history
· Food traditions and rituals in anthropology, literature, cultural studies, etc.
· Explorations of food as a nurturing practice
· Food in ethnic, im/migration, and/or area studies
· Teaching nutrition in schools and public health campaigns
· Teaching food and race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and/or religion
· Food scarcity, food insecurity, and education
· Teaching histories and studies of farming and agricultural production.
· Teaching food and the body—eating disorders, obesity, beauty standards.
· Teaching food and sustainability.
· Food and the commodification of education.
· Food, migration, globalization, and political economy.
· Food and eating as symbolic practices in literature, visual arts, and popular culture.
· Teaching using recipes.
· Teaching cultural and class mobility through table manners and etiquette.
Send submissions or inquiries in MLA format (7th ed.) as attachments in MS Word or Rich Text format to: Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey, Editors, email@example.com. All submissions are acknowledged via email. Kindly contact us via email if you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission.
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