Transformations:The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy
Call for Papers - Teaching Food
Guest editors: Deirdre J. Murphy with Ada Ortuzar-Young
Deadline: September 15, 2012
The editors seek jargon-free articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays
(overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc.
3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, "The Material
Culture of Teaching," that explore the uses of food in all pedagogical
contexts and disciplinary perspectives.
The availability of food has shaped civilizations, motivated explorations,
trade and imperialism, and has prompted technological advances. From iconic
representations, to unease over the state of the current global food
system, to culinary fads or concerns for health, food is at the forefront
of public and personal debates, and it has become a powerful site of
analysis in the practice of teaching.
Submissions should explore strategies for teaching about in the
classroom and in non-traditional spaces (such as the media and public
discourse). We welcome essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary
Possible topics for articles:
. Food as sensory history
. Food traditions and rituals in anthropology, literature, cultural
. Explorations of food as a nurturing practice
. Food in ethnic, im/migration, and/or area studies
. Teaching nutrition in schools and public health campaigns
. Teaching food and race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and/or
. Food scarcity, food insecurity, and education
. Teaching histories and studies of farming and agricultural production.
. Teaching food and the body---eating disorders, obesity, beauty standards.
. Teaching food and sustainability.
. Food and the commodification of education.
. Teaching about writing about food
. Food, migration, globalization, and political economy.
. Food and eating as symbolic practices in literature, visual arts, and
. Teaching using recipes.
. Teaching cultural and class mobility through table manners and etiquette.
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy is a
peer-reviewed interdisciplinary forum for pedagogical scholarship exploring
intersections of identities, power, and social justice. The journal
features a range of approaches --- from theoretical articles to creative
and experimental accounts of pedagogical innovations from teachers and
scholars from all areas of education. Transformations is published
semi-annually by New Jersey City University.
Send submissions or inquiries as attachments in MS Word or Rich Text format
to: Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey, Editors,
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included on a separate page. Use MLA format (7th ed.). All submissions are
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