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Chapter 1 An Agenda for Food Studies

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-908999-03-0-2346

ISBN: 978-1-908999-03-0

Published: September 2013

Component type: chapter

Published in: Food and Drink: the cultural context

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-908999-03-0-2005



There are many possible approaches to constructing university level educational programmes in food studies. Some encourage historical analysis, others are firmly grounded in the social sciences and an increasing number are focused on political and ethical issues. This is a somewhat personal agenda. It reflects a framework adopted at one university that might stimulate consideration of the value of studying food and drink from cultural perspectives. At Oxford Brookes University our approach continues to evolve. It is built upon exploration of our relationships with food and drink – what shapes them and what are their consequences, both positive and negative, for individuals and society? It is interdisciplinary and, I hope, challenging and engaging. We aim to provide students with ample opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge through regular interaction with influential and thoughtful practitioners.

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Sloan, D. (2013) "Chapter 1 An Agenda for Food Studies" In: Sloan, D. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-908999-03-0-2346


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