Saints and slackers: challenging discourses about the decline of domestic cooking

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In this article we contest narratives of the deskilling of home food provisioning, based on multi-generational  research. I co-authored it with Angela Meah and it was published in the online journal Sociological Review Online in 2011.

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Locating anxiety in the social

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Drawing on current research about food-related anxieties, this article argues for an expanded understanding of the presence and location of anxiety in the social. It contends that anxiety is usefully conceptualised as collective and distributed, rather than solely as a property or experience of the individual. I co-authored it with Peter Jackson and with Nick Piper and it was published in the European Journal of Cultural Studies  in 2013

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Cooking up consumer anxieties about ‘provenance’ and ‘ethics’. Why it sometimes matters where foods come from in domestic provisioning

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This paper draws upon qualitative and ethnographic data to explore why and how it sometimes matters where food comes from. What emerges is an expanded and problematized practical understanding of provenance, where concerns for the point of origin is generally inseparable from, and subsumed within, a broader range of ethical concerns about where food comes from. I co-authored it with Angela Meah and it was published in the journal Food, Culture and Society in 2013.

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Food Words: essays in culinary culture

fwFood Words is a series of provocative essays on some of the most important keywords in the emergent field of food studies, focusing on current controversies and on-going debates. Along with other members of the team on the CONANX project and under the leadership of Peter Jackson, I authored a number of the essays. It was published by Bloomsbury in 2013.

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Food and waste: negotiating conflicting social anxieties into the practices of provisioning

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This paper engages the problem of food waste in the home, arguing that it needs to be understood as the fallout of the organisation of everyday life. I authored it with Angela Meah and it was published in Sociological Review Monograph in 2013.

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