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From the Editor | Melissa L. Caldwell

Editor’s Letter, Spring 2016

How do we make sense of foods on the move? Mobile foods have proved to be intriguing points of departure for food scholars and food enthusiasts alike.

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Issues | Volume 16 Number 1

Spring 2016

In this issue: Rescuing Taste From the Nation: Oceans, Borders, and Culinary Flows; Banking on Wild Relatives to Feed the World; and more!

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From the Editor | Melissa L. Caldwell

Editor’s Letter, Winter 2015

I am writing this letter from Moscow, where I am spending a few days visiting friends. I was eager to return after a year away, not simply to catch up with loved ones but also to find out what was happening with Russia’s food scene following the bans on foreign food products that were instituted last summer and the recent reports about fake foods and the destruction of contraband food imports.

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Issues | Volume 15 Number 4

Winter 2015

In this issue: An Interview with Antonio Mattozzi; Waste, Incorporated; Black Women’s Food Work as Critical Space; What Are You Eating??; Creative Reflections: Book Reviews, and more!

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Interviews | Harry G. West and Celia Plender

An Interview with James C. Scott

On December 11, 2014, James C. Scott gave a Distinguished Lecture in the Food Studies Centre at SOAS, University of London. On the following day, Scott answered questions put to him by Harry G. West, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Food Studies Centre; Celia Plender, doctoral student in anthropology; and other SOAS students.

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From the Editor | Melissa L. Caldwell

Editor’s Letter, Fall 2015

This issue of Gastronomica presents a diverse collection of pieces that are meant to enlighten, provoke, and inspire. Above all, these are pieces that start with conventional wisdom about food, food studies, and food scholars, and then present alternatives that challenge how we think about food and practice food research.

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Issues | Volume 15 Number 3

Fall 2015

In this issue: An Interview with James C. Scott; Thinking Critically about Academic–Industry Collaborations; The Pastoral Imaginary of California’s (Non)Dairy Farming; Creative Reflections: Book Reviews, and more!

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From the Editor | Melissa L. Caldwell

Editor’s Letter, Summer 2015

It has become commonplace to think of food in terms of rights, including the right to access basic sustenance, the right to healthy food, and the right to culturally appropriate food. This idea that access to food is a right has been enshrined in the policies of many governments and organizations…

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Issues | Volume 15 Number 2

Summer 2015

In this issue: Gary Alan Fine And Christine Simonian Bean Explore Partisanship At American Political Banquets; Dylan Gottlieb Reviews The Yelp Review; Denisa Kera, Zackery Denfeld, And Cathrine Kramer Hack The Food System; Corina Zappia Presents The Five-Step Plan To Being Filipino; James Nolan Enjoys A Table For One; and more!

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ArticlesCreative Reflection | John Grossmann

The Thorniest Catch

Sitka, Alaska resident Jim Michener knows that spring has arrived by the sentinel smell of a natural phenomenon he compares to stampeding herds in the Serengeti or bygone sky-darkening flocks of passenger pigeons over the Midwest

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