Call for Papers: Canadian Association for Food Studies

“EXPLORING CHANGE THROUGH FOOD”

CALL FOR PAPERS: SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FOOD STUDIES

MAY 28 – 30, 2011

The 2011 CAFS conference theme, which reflects the Congress theme, is “EXPLORING CHANGE THROUGH FOOD ”. We invite session proposals or individual paper proposals dealing with the connections of food production and consumption to notions of exploration and discovery. Submissions exploring differences in regional and local foodscapes; examining the relationship between changes in urban consumption patterns and tastes and their effects on literal and metaphorical rural topography; and investigations of community development through food are particularly welcome.

We also encourage proposals dealing with the following ongoing CAFS interests as they relate to aspects of food or food studies:

  • pedagogy, curriculum and program development;
  • program or project evaluation;
  • research or funding directions;
  • research methodology and practice;
  • politics & policy;
  • the political economy of food and agriculture;
  • ecological food and agriculture environments;
  • the sociology and culture of consumption;
  • activism;
  • food, art & media;
  • gender, ethnicity/race, class and justice;
  • food insecurity and hunger;
  • sustainability;
  • food culture or history;
  • food ethics or philosophy;
  • urban and rural

SESSION PROPOSALS :
Please send the session title and the name and organizational affiliation of the session organizer. Please also include the authors’ names, affiliations, email addresses and abstracts (150 words) of each paper to be included in the session. If you suggest a chair for the sessions, please include this as well. Submissions will be accepted in either French or English. If possible, please submit in both French and English. The program committee will work with session organizers to ensure disciplinary diversity and content compatibility.
NOTE: Sessions should be an appropriate length for the time allocated. Individual
papers are typically 15 minutes with 5 additional minutes for questions (for a total of 20 minutes). Sessions will be 1 ½ hours in length. Therefore, a session will typically have 4 presenters.

PAPER PROPOSALS :
Please send a brief abstract (150 words), along with your paper title, and the name(s),affiliation(s) and email address(es) of the author(s). Submissions will be accepted in either French or English. If possible, please submit in both French and English. The program committee will work to ensure disciplinary diversity and content compatibility when placing individual papers within sessions.
NOTE: Papers should be an appropriate length for the time allocated. Individual
sessions will be 15 minutes with 5 additional minutes for questions (for a total of 20
minutes).

EXPLORATION GALLERY :

This year, CAFS would like to encourage broad participation by inviting graduate
students, practitioners, members of the NGO community, researchers outside the
Academy, artists, and learned members of the community to contribute works for our Exploration Gallery. All media are invited; examples include posters, books, slide shows, video, or works of art.

The deadline for session proposals is: Tuesday, December 15, 2010
The deadline for paper proposals is: Friday, January 15, 2011
The deadline for exploration gallery proposals is Friday April 1, 2011.

This year we would like to include authors’ email addresses in the conference program to facilitate contact between audience members and paper presenters. If you would not like your email address to be included in the program, please indicate this in your proposal.

All proposals should be sent as Word (.doc) documents to:


Further information is available at:
Canadian Association for Food Studies: www.foodstudies.ca
Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences: www.fedcan.ca

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