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Research methods in digital food studies, edited by Jonatan Leer, Stinne Gunder Strøm Krogager

Research methods in digital food studies, edited by Jonatan Leer, Stinne Gunder Strøm Krogager
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Research methods in digital food studies
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edited by Jonatan Leer, Stinne Gunder Strøm Krogager
This book offers the first methodological synthesis of digital food studies. It brings together contributions from leading scholars in food and media studies and explores research methods from textual analysis to digital ethnography and action research. In recent times, digital media has transformed our relationship with food which has become one of the central topics in digital and social media. This spatiotemporal shift in food cultures has led us to reimagine how we engage in different practices related to food as consumers. The book examines the opportunities and challenges that the new digital era of food studies presents and what methodologies are employed to study the changed dynamics in this field. These methodologies provide insights into how restaurant reviews, celebrity webpages, the blogosphere and YouTube are explored, as well as how to analyse digital archives, digital soundscapes and digital food activism and a series of approaches to digital ethnography in food studies. The book presents straightforward ideas and suggestions for how to get started on one's own research in the field through well-structured chapters that include several pedagogical features. Written in an accessible style, the book will serve as a vital point of reference for both experienced researchers and beginners in the digital food studies field, health studies, leisure studies, anthropology, sociology, food sciences, and media and communication studies
Table Of Contents
1. Doing digital food studies / Stinne Gunder Strøm Krogager and Jonatan Leer -- Part 1. Textual analysis -- 2. Textual analysis in digital food studies: new approaches to old methods / Michelle Phillipov -- 3. Reading celebrity food websites: poststructural approaches / Katrine Melgaard Kjær -- 4. Analysing digital food sounds from a textual perspective: a case of champagne (?) / Nicolai Jørgensgaard Graakjær -- 5. How to approach food texts on YouTube / Thomas Mosebo Simonsen and Stinne Gunder Strøm Krogager -- Part 2. Digital ethnography -- 6. Fieldwork in online foodscapes: how to bring an ethnographic approach to studies of digital food and digital eating / Tanja Schneider and Karin Eli -- 7. Beyond the hashtag: social media ethnography in food activism / Alana Mann -- 8. Food politics and the media in digital times: researching household practices as forms of digital food activism / Tania Lewis -- 9. Exploring the food blogosphere / Meghan Lynch and Kerry Chamberlain -- 10. How to study online restaurant reviews / Camilla Vásquez and Alice Chik -- Part 3. Users' practices -- 11. Digital food tracking: combining traditional and digital ethnographic methods to identify the influence of social media sharing of health and food upon users' everyday lives / Rachael Kent -- 12. How to use digital media in food-related action research / Jonatan Leer -- 13. Food, design, and digital media / Fabio Parasecoli -- Part 4. Digital archives and network analysis -- 14. Archived web as a resource in food history / Caroline Nyvang -- 15. Tracing culinary discourse on facebook: a digital methods approach / Anders Kristian Munk -- Afterward: future methods for digital food studies / Deborah Lupton
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