(Dis)comfort food: connecting food, social media, and first-year college undergraduates

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This paper argues for, and reflects on, the introduction of social and mobile media into food studies pedagogies. Specifically, the paper describes the complications resulting from a pedagogical experiment addressing the rise and effects of “food porn” or “foodtography” alongside the tensions inherent in social network sites and higher education. Ultimately, such a review leads to the introduction of Georg Simmel and his use of boundaries as a lens through which to view the classroom discomfort expressed in food-related course projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-270
Number of pages16
JournalFood, Culture and Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 15 2018

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  • Social media
  • boundaries
  • food studies
  • pedagogy
  • technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies


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