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Food and the Internet

Proceedings of the 20 th International Ethnological Food Research Conference, Department of Folklore and Ethnology, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Łodź, Poland, 3–6 September 2014

Edited By Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska and Patricia Lysaght

Discourses about food, especially on social media, affect the dietary choices of many people on a daily basis all over the world. In recognition of this phenomenon, the selection of 25 ethnological essays in this volume explores the effects of the digital age on post-modern food culture. It examines the influence of the Internet as a provider of a seemingly limitless flow of information and discourse about food sources, production, distribution and consumption. It also analyses the attitudes towards food in the context of ecological, environmental, ethical, health, and everyday lifestyle issues – at local, regional and global levels.
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About the Editors


Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska is Professor of Ethnology at the University of Łódź (Poland). She is the author of numerous articles and books on the theory of folklore, cultural ecology and digital culture and has also developed e-folklore research at an international scholarly level.

Patricia Lysaght is em. Professor of European Ethnology at the University College in Dublin (Ireland). She is President of the Working Group on Food Research at SIEF (International Society for Ethnology and Folklore) and contributing editor of many of the group’s international conference publications.

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