Articles, Essays and Opinion Pieces

Much powerful written work on identities and social struggles does not take the form of the scholarly article or book chapter. This section will focus on the work of students, researchers, affiliates and any other writers who use unconventional and non-scholarly forms in their work on the food-identity-cultural process nexus. This section would include mainly short pieces of writing, including autobiographical writing and short essays. Pure fiction and poetry, because it is subject to very different criteria of merit form non-fictional forms –  cannot be published.  Examples of the work to have solicited is Rustum Koozain’s writing on food in Cape Town.

 

 

 

  • New! Food, Anxiety, Freedom: Essay in ‘Chimurenga Chronic’ (2017). By Desiree Lewis – Principal Researcher on the Mellon Foundation-funded “Food Politics and Cultures” Project located within the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape.

 

 

 

  • Gender, Feminism and Food Studies: A Critical Review. By Lewis, D. 2015. Desiree Lewis is Principal Researcher on the Mellon Foundation-funded “Food Politics and Cultures” Project located within the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape.

 

  • JUNK. By Jamal, A. Ashraf Jamal is a ‘cultural analyst’ – writer, editor, and journalist. Jamal teaches cinema, photography, media, and visual culture at the Cape Peninsular University of Technology.  He is the former editor of Art South Africa; co-author of Art in South Africa: The future present(David Philip Publishers); co-editor of Indian Ocean Studies (Routledge); and author of Love themes for the wilderness (Kwela & Random House), Predicaments of culture in South Africa(Unisa-Brill), The Shades (Brevitas), and 100 GoodIdeas Celebrating 20 years of Democracy(Umuzi).

 

 

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