Ireland

Publication in Sustainable Production and Consumption by O´Neill, Hashem, Moran and McCarthy

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Abstract Consumption of local and seasonal produce has been identified as an important element of sustainable food consumption. Alternative food networks (AFNs) play an important role in local food distribution and the socio-technical innovations in this space provide for rich exploration. The aim of this paper is to investigate how households’ food practices are emerging […]

Germany

Publication in Sustainable Production and Consumption by Cajic, Brückner and Brettin

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Abstract The discourse on food and sustainability seems omnipresent – both in analogue and digital spaces. Accordingly, more and more channels for sustainable food consumption have emerged in Berlin over the past years. Especially calls for the (re-)localization of food have grown louder. However, the celebratory discourse around the localized food system has been scrutinized […]

Germany

Publication in Food and Foodways

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Abstract Pleasure and pressure are two sides of the same coin when it comes to the unpaid care economy. Food is the lens through which we examine the Janus-faced character of care during the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on qualitative empirical findings, we argue that time is crucial to whether people experience ambivalence, joy or constraints […]

Norway

New article out on the sustainability potential of digital food provisioning platforms

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Abstract Digital technologies for food provisioning are often proposed as solutions to developing a more sustainable food system. Consumers can now use their mobile phones and computers to buy food online from websites, apps, and social media. Many of these services are marketed as sustainable by reducing transport emissions, direct sales of local products, organic alternatives, and […]

Norway

New publication in Appetite!

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Abstract Household food waste is a significant environmental challenge, and almost half of the total global food waste comes from households. Thus, it is crucial to understand why food is wasted at home. This paper proposes a new method, Fridge Studies, that provides knowledge on food waste drivers adding to the research currently documenting the amounts […]

Publications

New publication!

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Abstract New digital food platforms are being launched accompanied with the promise of also promoting more sustainable food consumption. However, despite some success, many of these efforts to digitally reconfigure consumers food practices fail. The aim of this paper is to empirically explore, conceptualize and explain such failures. Taking a practice theory approach, and drawing […]

Publications

New article in Consumption, Markets & Culture!

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Devising food consumption: complex households and the socio-material work of meal box schemes Christian Fuentes & Emma Samsioe ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to explore how digitally-enabled food provisioning platforms reconfigure households’ food consumption. Taking a market studies approach, and drawing on an ethnographic study of 15 households signing up to meal box […]