Language of food politics; Italian food market
New research on how society works. Laurie Taylor hears about an ethnography of Porto Palazzo in Italy, one of Europe's largest outdoor markets. Plus, the language of food politics.
An Italian food market - Rachel Black talks to Laurie Taylor about her ethnographic account of Porto Palazzo, one of Europe's largest outdoor markets. She watched and spoke to its vendors, shoppers and passers-by to find out how a multi-ethnic market fosters a culinary culture and social life. Professor Sophie Watson is currently studying street markets and joins the discussion.
Also, Guy Cook analyses the language of food and food politics; from baby food labels to organic marketing. How our choices and beliefs about what we eat are influenced by the persuasive power of words.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Professor of Language in Education, King’s College London
Find out more about Guy Cook
Abstract: Sweet talking: food, language and democracy
Language Teaching / Volume 43 / Issue 02 / April 2010, pp 168-181
Speaker: Professor Guy Cook
Venue: Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), Strand Campus, King’s College London
Friday 22 March 2013 - Time: 13.00-14.00
Genetically Modified Language: The Discourse of Arguments for GM Crops and Food
Find out more about The Language of Food Politics project
Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator Gastronomy Program at Boston University
Find out more about Rachel Black
Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Professor of Sociology at the Open University and Director of the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change
Find out more about Sophie Watson
Abstract: The Magic of the Market Place: Sociality in a neglected public space
Urban Stud July 2009 vol. 46 no. 8 1577-1591
Markets as Sites for Social Interaction: Spaces of Diversity
Sophie Watson (author), David Studdert (Author)
Publisher: Policy Press