Faculty’s New “Food and Popular Culture” Book Receives Stellar Reviews

September 13, 2018
  • The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Edited by EWL Professor Peter Naccarato and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Kathleen LeBesco, the duo’s latest collection by Bloomsbury has received high praise by a number of leading food and culture scholars.
About the Book 

The influence of food has grown rapidly as it has become more and more intertwined with popular culture in recent decades. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture offers an authoritative, comprehensive overview of and introduction to this growing field of research. Bringing together over 20 original essays from leading experts, including Amy Bentley, Deborah Lupton, Fabio Parasecoli, and Isabelle de Solier, its impressive breadth and depth serves to define the field of food and popular culture. 

Divided into four parts, the book covers:
- Media and Communication; including film, television, print media, the Internet, and emerging media
- Material Cultures of Eating; including eating across the lifespan, home cooking, food retail, restaurants, and street food 
- Aesthetics of Food; including urban landscapes, museums, visual and performance arts
- Socio-Political Considerations; including popular discourses around food science, waste, nutrition, ethical eating, and food advocacy.

The Reviews are In!

“The editors of this volume could not have done better in bringing together such a luminary cast of influential scholars on the topic. This exciting collection is essential reading for anyone interested in two of life’s fundamental pursuits: food, and how we frame what we put in our bodies.” –  Signe Rousseau, University of Cape Town, South Africa

“LeBesco and Naccarato (both, Marymount Manhattan College) assembled a dream team of food and culture scholars for this definitive handbook on the topic. Valuable as a classroom reader and for scholars new to the field, this is a welcome multivoice complement to the groundbreaking Bite Me: Food in Popular Culture, by Fabio Parasecoli, who is one of the contributors to the present volume. Summing Up: Essential. All readers.” –  CHOICE

To read more, visit Bloomsbury’s official page here