Where to start?

Food has become ever more prominent at the AAAs. This year students, professors, researchers and professionals will find the gamut of anthropological approaches to food studies. In addition to several attendees being from the Sawyer Seminar, five scholars will be presenting their own research:

Adrianne Bryant - Earthy Pleasures: Sensory Experiences In Urban Gardens

Leigh Bush - Eatertainment: New Frontiers In Food Edutainment

Maddie Chera - Variety As the Spice of Life: Considering Delight In Dietary Diversity As Potential Contributor to Health

Sara Minard - Disposed: Towards An Anthropological Understanding of Food Waste

Shingo Hamada - Co-Cultivated Seascape: Linking Cultured Herring, Inshore Fishers, and Protected Harbor Seals Through Multispecies Ethnography

A cursory look at food-related panels at the AAA includes:

2-0070 EDIBLE ANTHROPOLOGY: MAXIMIZING BORDERS OF THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD

3-0215 EATING AS A BODILY PRACTICE: CONTESTED EATING, BOUNDARY-MAKING AND BORDER CROSSING
3-0740 CROSSING BOUNDARIES AND BORDERS:  TRANSFORMATION OF LOCAL FOODS, FOOD COMMODITIES, AND COMMUNITY IDENTITIES IN RESPONSE TO GLOBAL POLICIES AND ECONOMIES
3-0755 LOCAL FOOD, LOCAL SOLUTIONS?: ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, URBAN FARMING, AND REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEMS
3-0970 PERSPECTIVES OF OBESITY, CHRONIC ILLNESSES AND FOOD INSECURITY
3-0980 FOOD CONSUMPTION AND BODY IMAGE
4-0025 CROSSING SAFELY INTO TODDLERHOOD: AN ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON RISKS TO INFANT CARE
4-0100 CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT: FOOD MOVEMENTS, AGENCY AND RESISTANCE.
4-0255 MIGRATION AND THE MEANING OF CHANGING FOOD HABITS
4-0715 FOODWAYS IN SPACE: MARKETS AND MIGRATION ACROSS BORDERS
4-0910 DISCIPLINARY BORDER CROSSINGS: NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL DATA COLLECTION METHODS FOR FOOD ANTHROPOLOGY AND FOOD STUDIES
4-0955 WHERE DOES FOOD START, WHERE DOES IT END?: FOOD, BOUNDARIES, AND BORDERS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
4-0985 FOOD SECURITY ACROSS TIME AND SPACE
5-0455 MEETING NUTRITIONAL NEEDS IN THE FOOD DESERT: FARMERS MARKETS  and DUMPSTER DIVING
6-0120 PLEASED TO EAT YOU: EXPLORING THE SCOPE OF PLEASURE IN THE FOODSCAPE
3-0405 STUDYING FARMWORKERS AND THEIR PERSISTENCE:  LONG-TERM ETHNOGRAPHY, NEW AND OLD COMMUNITIES, AND NEW INSIGHTS

3-0740 CROSSING BOUNDARIES AND BORDERS:  TRANSFORMATION OF LOCAL FOODS, FOOD COMMODITIES, AND COMMUNITY IDENTITIES IN RESPONSE TO GLOBAL POLICIES AND ECONOMIES
4-0360 OFF THE EDGE OF THE TABLE:  ACTIVELY REDEFINING THE LIMITS OF THE FOOD SYSTEM AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FOOD INSECURITY
4-0650 CLIMATE CHANGE, AGRICULTURE, AND AGROBIODIVERSITY: ANTHROPOLOGICAL PROSPECTS FOR ENGAGEMENT
4-0675 THE WORLD FOOD CRISIS IS BOTH BORDERED AND BORDERLESS: REPORTS FROM THE AAA TASK FORCE ON WORLD FOOD PROBLEMS.
4-0985 FOOD SECURITY ACROSS TIME AND SPACE
5-0375 THE SUBSISTENCE ETHICS IN EAST ASIA

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