One of my students, Sara Minard, is working on the anthropology of food waste at the moment, and plans a PhD on the topic. I think you might want to get in touch - her email is firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of this group is to discuss issues of consumption through multiple perspectives, by investigating consumption as praxis, its relations to capitalism, historical developments and everydayness, ethnographic aspects...and more!
"Paula - is there a website for the program at UNAM? I am the director of the PhD program at Indiana, and we try to keep up a current list of food studies programs on our website. By the way, I am trying to set up a food studies ethnographic field…"
"CHORD workshop Call for Papers:
'Commerce and Illegality, 1500-2000'
21 April 2010
University of Wolverhampton, UK
The Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution invites participants to a workshop devoted to a discussion…"
"I wonder if the OAC should explore some connections with existing anthropology organizations. There are so many things to join, social networking sites, endless listservs...I fear I will never get back to reading, teaching, and doing ethnography in…"
"One book which seems to have gone largely unread in recent economic anthropology is Godelier's (1986) The Making of Great Men: Male Domination and Power among the New Guinea Baruya. (New York: Cambridge University Press). It is one of few…"
"Economists define poverty by looking at cash income - usually without valuing the costs of reproduction and domestic labor. The more enlightened measures of poverty (say HDI as used by the UN) include 'access' measures and basic health…"
"The local food movment in the US is not just an invention of tradition. There is a lot of complexity, and there are many different strands. Some are involved because they are taking a political stand against having the food system concentrated in…"
Oy! This is a huge topic right now - papers on fair trade, farmers markets, and the local food movement are pouring out of the journals. Sarah Lyon at Kentucky is one of the people with a long engagement with these issues. One of the most…"
"Kurlansky has actually written on Cod and Oysters as well as Salt. A few years ago I started compiling a list of books written about a single food (The Pineapple was one of my favorites), but the task got out of hand, and we ended up with more than…"
"I am surprised that nobody has mentioned Sahlins' Culture and Practical Reason, which I like to use in teaching Economic Anthropology, because it helps explain why the whole idea of an economic anthropology was marginalized in US anthropology…"
"Hi - I am happy to join. I am sitting at this very moment in a session at the ASFS/AFHVS meetings at Penn State, devoted to African cuisine. We will be holding this conference in Bloomington, Indiana next year at Indiana University, and would be…"
Richard, I am sure that we have corresponded at some point, on some issue that has long escaped me. Perhaps it was about an article on pastoral women in the Sudan by Barbara ?? for an economic anthro volume you were editing. Also I seem to recall that you have collaborated with my colleague Don Attwood. All a bit tenuous, I suppose.