"Digital food activism" Book Launch

Past Event

07 March 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This book talk is organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food

To launch the new book, Digital Food Activism, edited by Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan and Stanley Ulijaszek, there will be a panel disucssion with the following speakers:

  • Javier Lezaun, Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (Chair)
  • Thao Dam, University of Oxford
  • Mike Goodman, Professor of Environment and Development/Human Geography, University of Reading
  • Noortje Marres, Associate Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick

The book talk will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome

About the book

Digital Food Activism is a new edited volume that investigates how digital media technologies are transforming food activism and consumers' engagements with food, eating, and food systems. Bringing together critical food studies, economic anthropology, digital sociology, and science and technology studies, Digital Food Activism offers innovative multi-disciplinary analyses of food activist practices on social media, mobile apps, and hybrid online and offline alternative spaces.

With chapters that focus on diverse digital platforms, food-related issues, and geographic locales, this volume reveals how platforms, programmers, and consumers are becoming key mediators of the mandate of food corporations and official governing actors. Digital Food Activism thereby suggests that emerging forms of activism in the digital era hold the potential to reshape the ethics, aesthetics, and patterns of food consumption.​