Why Study Food?
- Reynolds, Kristin and Julian Agyeman. “Food Studies Is Not as Frivolous as You Might Think.” Zocalo Public Square. November 4, 2015.
- Belasco, Warren. Chapter 1, “Why Study Food?” (pp. 1-13) in Food: The Key Concepts. New York: Berg, 2008.
Food & Identity: Are We What We Eat?
Food and the Construction of Ethnic and Racial Identities
- Diner, Hasia. Chapters 1 and 3, pp. 1-20, 48-83. Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001. [Library ebook]
- Poe, Tracey. “The Origins of Soul Food in Black Urban Identity: Chicago, 1915-1947,” American Studies International, 37:3 (1999): 4-33.
- Conor Friedersdorf, “Food Fight at Oberlin College,” The Atlantic, December 21, 2015.
- Carolina Moreno, “Portland Burrito Cart Closes after Owners are Accused of Cultural Appropriation,” Huffington Post, May 25, 2017.
- “Michael Twitty Explains the Cultural Appropriation of Food and Culinary Justice, Detroit Metro Times, April 17, 2017.
- Tim Carman, “Should White Chefs Sell Burritos? A Portland Food Cart’s Revealing Controversy,” Washington Post, May 26, 2017.
- Dakota Kim, “We’re Having the Wrong Conversation about Food and Cultural Appropriation,” Paste, June 6, 2017.
Food and the Construction of Gender and Sexuality
- Druckman, Charlotte. “Why Are There No Great Women Chefs?” Gastronomica 10, no. 1, (2010): 24-31.
- Brett Anderson. “John Besh Restaurants Fostered Culture of Sexual Harassment, 25 Women Say.” The Times-Picayune. October 21, 2017.
- Christine Huang. “Queer in the Kitchen: Gender Politics Take Center Stage,” Civil Eats. October 24, 2017.
- Jen Agg. “A Harvey Weinstein Moment for the Restaurant Industry?” New Yorker. October 26, 2017.
- Amanda Cohen. “I’ve Worked in Food for 20 Years. Now You Finally Care About Female Chefs?” Esquire. November 6, 2017.
- Maura Judkis and Emily Heil. “Rape in the storage room. Groping at the bar. Why is the restaurant industry so terrible for women?” The Washington Post. November 17, 2017.
- Sarah Zorn. “Food Media Is Dominated by Women. So Why Aren’t We Writing About Female Chefs?” Esquire. November 29, 2017.
- Meghan McCarron. “When Male Chefs Fear the Specter of ‘Women’s Work.’” Eater. November 30, 2017.
Food, Nutrition & Health: What Should We Eat?
A Critical Introduction: The Work of Julie Guthman
- Julie Guthman. “Fast Food/Organic Food: Reflexive Tastes and the Making of ‘Yuppie Chow.’” Social & Cultural Geography 4, no. 1, (2003): 45-58.
- Julie Guthman. “Can’t Stomach It: How Michael Pollan et al. Made Me Want to Eat Cheetos.” Gastronomica 7, no. 3 (2007): 75-79.
- Julie Guthman. “If They Only Knew:” Color Blindness and Universalism in California Alternative Food Institutions.” The Professional Geographer, 60, no. 3 (2008): 387–397.
Nutrition Science & Its Affects: What of Critical Nutrition Studies?
- Biltekoff, Charlotte. “Critical Nutrition Studies,” in The Oxford Handbook of Food History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Mudry, Jessica. “Introduction,” in Measured Meals: Nutrition in America. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2010, pp. 1-19.
- Scrinis, Gyorgy. “Chapter Ten: After Nutritionism,” pp. 237-254 in Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice. New York: Columbia University Press. 2013.
- USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1990, Executive Summary.
- USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015, Executive Summary.
- Contois, Emily. “A History of Food Guides, 1890-2015, Told through Photos—and Butter.”
Bad Diet as Public Health Crisis: The Obesity Epidemic
- Oliver, J. Eric. Fat Politics: The Real Story behind America’s Obesity Epidemic. Oxford University Press, 2006.
Culture, Power, Access and Assistance: What Shapes the American Food System?
The Culture of the American Food System
- McMillan, Tracie. The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. Scribner, 2012.
Hunger in America
- Hunger in America (1968 documentary, CBS)
- Hunger in America (2014 documentary: Kanopy Streaming 2015)
- Rector, Robert (The Heritage Foundation), “Reducing Hunger and Very Low Food Insecurity,” Testimony before the US House National Commission on Hunger, 2015.
- Berg, Joel. “Are Americans Hungry or Fat?”; “The Charity Myth”; and “Here It Is: The Plan to End Domestic Hunger,” From All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? Seven Stories Press, 2008.
Economics and Politics of Federal Food Assistance: The Case of SNAP
- Overview of Federal Food Assistance Programs, Feeding America.
- Tanner, Michael. “SNAP Failure: The Food Stamp Program Needs Reform.” Cato Institute Policy Analysis, no. 738 (September 1, 2013).
- Rosario, Katherine. “Food Stamp Myths and Realities: Why Cuts Aren’t Catastrophic, ” The Heritage Foundation, Heritage Action (January 9, 2014).
- Rosenbaum, Dorothy. SNAP is Effective and Efficient,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Reports (March 21, 2016).
- Rosenbaum, Dotti and Keith-Jennings, Brynne. “House 2017 Budget Plan would Slash SNAP by Over 150 Billion in Ten Years,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Reports (March 11, 2013).
- “A Closer Look at Who Benefits from SNAP,” Center on Budget Policy Priorities Reports (2016). )
- Berkeley Food Institute. The Future of SNAP: Improving Nutrition Policy to Ensure (2015).
Food & Taste: Why Do We Like to Eat Food – and Read, Watch, Snap & Tweet It??
- Pollan, Michael. “Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch,” New York Times. August 2, 2009.
- Johnston, Josée, Alexandra Rodney, and Phillipa Chong. “Making Change in the Kitchen? A Study of Celebrity Cookbooks, Culinary Personas, and Inequality.” Poetics 47 (2014): pp. 1-22.
- Mcbride, Anne. “Food Porn.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture 10, no. 1 (Winter 2010), pp. 38-46.
- Chris Schonberger and Justin Bolois. “The Problems With Food Media That Nobody Wants to Talk About.” First We Feast, February 3, 2016.
The Future of Food: How (and What) Will We Feed the World?
The Future of Food
- Warren Belasco. “Preface,” pp. xii—xiii, Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food. University of California Press, 2006.
- Begley, Sarah. “The Future of Food: Experts Predict How Our Plates Will Change.” TIME. October 9, 2014.