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208 - Regular Session. Ethics, Localism, and Food Consumption

Sun, August 13, 10:30am to 12:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Floor: Level 5, 512G

Session Submission Type: Paper Session 100min


Ethical consumerism and local consumption offer new perspectives in order to study contemporary consumption. Considering ethics and local issues are of special importance in food studies. Consumers as social actors have developed new norms, new values and new expectations in ethical eating. But scholars have showed « the limit of knowledge-focused praxis for ethical eating » (Cairns and Johnston). So Foucault could inspire studing how social institutions use food to govern population. The session will examine how ethical consumers rely upon when making their decisions and will consider how to define localism in food consumption, a dimension of growing importance in food studies.

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