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Elfriede Fursich Published Book on Food Media

Visiting Associate Professor Elfriede Fursich’s co-edited the book The Political Relevance of Food Media and Journalism: Beyond Reviews and Recipes. It was just published by Routledge in the series “Research in Journalism.”

Interrogating the intersections of food, journalism, and politics, the book offers a critical examination of food media and their political potential against the backdrop of contemporary social challenges. Contributors from around the world analyze current and historic examples such as #BlackLivesMatter, COVID-19, climate change, Brexit, food sovereignty, and identity politics, highlighting how food media and journalism reach beyond the commercial imperatives of lifestyle journalism to negotiate nationalism, globalization, and social inequalities. The volume challenges the idea that food media are trivial and apolitical by drawing attention to the complex ways that storytelling about food has engaged political discourses in the past, and the innovative ways it is doing so today.