Accepted paper:

On nutrients and comfort food: seeking and disconnecting taste in Chennai, South India

Authors:

Roos Gerritsen

Paper short abstract:

I explore what it means to look at new urban food practices in terms of the senses and pleasure instead of sustainability. This paper is based on research in South India, in which I use multimodal methodologies to investigate how pleasure and worries cultivate notions of taste, health and pleasure.

Paper long abstract:

In this paper I explore what it means to look at new urban food practices not in terms of worries around sustainability per se but in terms of the senses and pleasure. This paper is based on my research project in South India, in which I investigate new food practices, which are often framed within notions of sustainability or worries about the environment. Instead of suggesting that it is one or the other, I argue in this paper that we must see the worries and pleasures as entangled, mutually creating the practices around new kinds of food in the city. In my research I use multimodal methodologies to investigate how these entanglements cultivate notions of taste, health and pleasure.

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Stream:
Body, Affects, Senses, Emotions
Tracking changes in the city through food and the senses [P+W]