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Climate change and the contemporary evolution of foodways

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Donna Brien
Eating is one of the most quintessential activities of human life. Because of this primacy, eating is, as food anthropologist Sidney Mintz has observed, “not merely a biological activity, but a vibrantly cultural activity as well” (48). This article posits that the current awareness of climate change in the Western world is animating such cultural activity as the Slow Food movement and is, as a result, stimulating what could be seen as an evolutionary change in popular foodways. Moreover, this paper suggests that, in line with modelling provided by the Slow Food example, an increased awareness of the connections of climate change to the social injustices of food production might better drive social change in such areas.

History

Volume

12

Issue

4

Start Page

1

End Page

7

Number of Pages

7

ISSN

1441-2616

Location

Brisbane, Qld

Publisher

University of Queensland

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

M

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CQUniversity

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