Call for Papers: “Food and culture. Cultural patterns and practices related to food in everyday life”, special issue of International Review of Social Research, Volume 5, Issue 1, May 2016

Type: Call for Papers
Date: February 29, 2016
Subject Fields: Anthropology, Health and Health Care, Social Sciences, Sociology

Dear Colleagues,
The International Review of Social Research ( seeks for articles for a special issue on food and culture to be published in May 2016.
We are interested in an extended spectrum of research themes, mostly including: food, identity and social change, food heritage and culinary practices, marketing and food markets, quality of food and health issues, the politics of food production and consumption, food security: issues of quantity and quality, food safety regulations and standards, etc.
Some possible topics of the articles can be related to food and group identity: food as manifestation of cultural origins and influences food as transmigration, diaspora and de-colonialism, food and ritual, the histories of food; repasts of the past, food at the interface with class and culture, and so on.
This special issue of the International Review of Social Research addresses the scholars from these disciplines in particular, with no discrimination between different schools and approaches. We intend to open the debate for interdisciplinary exchanges of ideas and to facilitate crossroads between different disciplines such as anthropology, ethnology, sociology, history etc.
The journal will also welcome work from the full range of methodological positions possible today: both quantitative and qualitative, and micro- and macro-level research. Specific methods such as interviews, surveys, questionnaires, ethnographies, documentary sources, textual analyses, participant and non-participant observation will be welcome.
The editors kindly request authors to send papers (4,000 – 8,000 words in length) together with an abstract of no more than 200 words, to the following address: until February 29th, 2016. Prior to submission, please check author guidelines at
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