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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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Arpasanu, Rodica is an M.A. student in Applied Cultural Analysis at Lund University, Sweden. Her research interests include sociology, cultural and food narratives, and consumer behaviour in the food sector (

D’Auria, Déirdre completed her Ph.D. on the influence of Italian food on Irish foodways in the twentieth century, at University College Dublin, in 2013. She is Assistant Editor on the Historical Dictionary of Modern Irish, Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge, in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland (

Bartsch, Silke is a Professor for nutrition and home economics and specialised didactic at the University of Education at Karlsruhe (PH Karlsruhe, Bismarckstr. 10, D- 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany), where she has worked since 2010 (

Baschali, Aristea is a Ph.D. candidate at Harokopio University, Athens. She works as a dietician in the General District Hospital “The Eyaggelismos” in Athens, Greece (

Báti, Aniko, Ph.D., is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, since 2009. Her current fields of interest include questions concerning foodways, lifestyle, and the eating habits of children in Budapest (

Boulianne, Manon is a Professor at the Department of Anthropology at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada. Her recent research is devoted to urban agriculture, the social production and construction of fine cheese, and “local food” initiatives in Quebec (

Brombach, Christine is a Professor for nutrition and consumer sciences...

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