Aareon M. Harreld
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John McCreery commented on Aareon M. Harreld's blog post American Moral Objectification of Food
""What is incontestable if that food preferences are unlikely to be represented as being subjective."  This statement could use a little unpacking. I have never known Americans to be shy about representing food preferences as subjective. I,…"
Mar 11, 2015
John McCreery commented on Aareon M. Harreld's blog post American Moral Objectification of Food
"I speak as an American "foodie," an aging white male who likes to cook and likes to eat and, for health reasons, must also watch his diet. I observe that from this perspective learning more about where food comes from and what is good for…"
Oct 14, 2014
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American Moral Objectification of Food

That's the working title anyway. I was reading Sex and Development by Adams Vincaene et al and I just finished the section on Greece. About 10 minutes after reading the conclusion it dawned on me that we have a similar sort of situation here in America with food. That an ethics of well being is being used to morally objectify food and there is this resistance to that. I've heard it myself, "You have to die from something." This is, of course, despite the fact that this something often…See More
Oct 11, 2014
Keith Hart commented on Aareon M. Harreld's blog post American Moral Objectification of Food
"The striking feature to a non-American is that Americans have many more personal food fads than others. But these are represented as being justified in naturalistic terms -- I have an allergy to glutins etc. The way you set up the question assumes…"
Oct 11, 2014
Aareon M. Harreld posted a blog post

American Moral Objectification of Food

That's the working title anyway. I was reading Sex and Development by Adams Vincaene et al and I just finished the section on Greece. About 10 minutes after reading the conclusion it dawned on me that we have a similar sort of situation here in America with food. That an ethics of well being is being used to morally objectify food and there is this resistance to that. I've heard it myself, "You have to die from something." This is, of course, despite the fact that this something often…See More
Oct 8, 2014
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Jan 12, 2014
John McCreery commented on Aareon M. Harreld's blog post Mobility, trans-localism, and Taco Bell
"Aareon, interesting post. Allow me to recommend sociologist George Ritzer's  The McDonaldization of Society (1993). A critical point in considering these issues is social class. Family restaurants and fast food both cater to…"
Jul 18, 2013
Aareon M. Harreld posted a blog post

Mobility, trans-localism, and Taco Bell

I've been reading 'The Sociolinguistics of Globalization' by Jan Blommaert lately, and while I don't always see eye to eye with Blommaert that book is amazing. Anywho, in that book, Blommaert goes into this whole web of 'trans-local, local' blah, blah and while I was on my way to ye local taco bell I couldn't help but stop and think, "Hey, Taco Bell is sort of trans-local." Which led me to some interesting thoughts regarding mobility and Taco Bells trans-localism. It is the very fact that I can…See More
Jul 12, 2013
Aareon M. Harreld replied to M Izabel's discussion An Attack On Cultural Anthropology
"First off, I'm just going to go ahead and say the term 'fundamental' is unappealing to me. To describe something as fundamental makes it sound more solid than it really is. And I have never seen the term used to describe scientific…"
Apr 25, 2013
Aareon M. Harreld replied to M Izabel's discussion An Attack On Cultural Anthropology
"   I hate to say this, but Izabel you seem to lack a proper understanding of the scientific method. There is no such thing as fundamental in science. There is no underlying, lynch-pin element. There are things that have mountains of…"
Apr 24, 2013
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Apr 23, 2013

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American Moral Objectification of Food

That's the working title anyway.



I was reading Sex and Development by Adams Vincaene et al and I just finished the section on Greece. About 10 minutes after reading the conclusion it dawned on me that we have a similar sort of situation here in America with food. That an ethics of well being is being used to morally objectify food and there is this resistance to that. I've heard it myself, "You have to die from something." This is, of course, despite the fact that this something…

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Posted on October 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

This is a quick response to Troillot.

Two in one day. Sadly this has been sitting elsewhere and isn't long or necessarily ground shattering or that engaging.



Responses to Global Transformations by Troillot pg35



Troillot mentions democracy, development, progress, and the nation-state as terms that do not describe but are packages for idealism ("North Atlantic universals"). While I agree with the first three, I disagree with the last one. I would argue that nationalism and patriotism might be 'North Atlantic…

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Posted on January 12, 2014 at 2:28am

Books: Lanugage, Globalization, Gender, Oh My . . .

It has been about . . . a year since I have been on here (I think)? I meant to be posting my thoughts, especially regarding the Sociolinguistics of Globalization, but it didn't happen.* Currently wading into Global Transformations by Troillot, and while I appreciate it is a bit slow to get into the really gritty details. Feels sort of like a course on anthropological theory, though I am only on Chapter 2.



However, another great read, especially if you are looking at gender is "Men…

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Posted on January 12, 2014 at 2:06am

Mobility, trans-localism, and Taco Bell

I've been reading 'The Sociolinguistics of Globalization' by Jan Blommaert lately, and while I don't always see eye to eye with Blommaert that book is amazing. Anywho, in that book, Blommaert goes into this whole web of 'trans-local, local' blah, blah and while I was on my way to ye local taco bell I couldn't help but stop and think, "Hey, Taco Bell is sort of trans-local." Which led me to some interesting thoughts regarding mobility and Taco Bells trans-localism. It is the very fact that I…

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Posted on July 12, 2013 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

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