An unexpected life in food politics
Keywords:food studies, food politics, interdisciplinarity, Marion Nestle
This lively autobiography details Marion Nestle’s life-long engagement with food, particularly the tumultuous politics that inevitably accompany this central aspect of human life. As the founder of the interdiscipline of food studies, she describes her early life in academia, her work with the federal government and her appointment as a professor at New York University (NYU). Food studies scholars and practitioners will be fascinated by her insider stories of creating the field – from acquiring financial backing and finding qualified faculty to attracting students and bringing food influencers onside. To paraphrase Wendell Barry, eating is a political act, and no-one brings that to life more acutely than Marion Nestle.
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