Vol 19, No 1 (2013)

Food Cultures and Amateur Economies

Food Cultures, co-edited by Isabelle de Solier and Jean Duruz, explores what cultural studies can offer the study of food through articles that demonstrate the many and varied ways in which food matters to individuals, communities and society, and why it should matter to cultural studies.

Amateur Economies, co-edited by Glen Fuller, Caroline Hamilton and Kirsten Seale, focuses on the shifting composition of relations that develop between and constitute the amateur and the professional. Articles address a wide range of themes, including the movement from the amateur to the professional, the character of opportunities that emerge in creative and social networks and the line between opportunity and exploitation.

Table of Contents

Editorial PDF
Chris Healy, Katrina Schlunke 1–3

Food Cultures

Food Cultures: Introduction PDF
Isabelle de Solier, Jean Duruz 4–8
Making the Self in a Material World: Food and Moralities of Consumption PDF
Isabelle de Solier 9–27
Aunty Sylvie’s Sponge: Foodmaking, Cookbooks and Nostalgia PDF
Sian Supski 28–49
Stuffed Turkey and Pumpkin Pie: In, Through and Out of American Contexts PDF
Tamara Kohn 50–72
Tastes of the 'Mongrel' City: Geographies of Memory, Spice, Hospitality and Forgiveness PDF
Jean Duruz 73–98
Migrant Cuisine, Critical Regionalism and Gastropoetics PDF
Ben Highmore 99–116
Eating the Vernacular, Being Cosmopolitan PDF
Tammi Jonas 117–37
Cultural Studies and Food Sovereignty: Afterword PDF
Toby Miller 138–42

Amateur Economies

Working with Amateur Labour: Between Culture and Economy PDF
Glen Fuller, Caroline Hamilton, Kirsten Seale 143–54
Living and Labouring as a Music Writer PDF
Lawson Fletcher, Ramon Lobato 155–76
Symbolic Amateurs: On the Discourse of Amateurism in Contemporary Media Culture PDF
Caroline Hamilton 177–92
Parody: Affective Registers, Amateur Aesthetics and Intellectual Property PDF
Esther Milne 193–215
Exemplary Amateurism: Thoughts on DIY Urbanism PDF
Ann Deslandes 216–27
Against Amateur Economies: Spec Work Competitions and the Anti-spec Movement PDF
Helen Kennedy 228–48
The Aura of the Analogue in a Digital Age: Women’s Crafts, Creative Markets and Home-Based Labour After Etsy PDF
Susan Luckman 249–70
Towards an Archaeology of ‘Know-How’ PDF
Glen Fuller 271–95
A More Lovingly Made World PDF
McKenzie Wark 296–304


False Economy PDF
Kirsten Seale 305–13
Complex and Troublesome Relations PDF
Victoria Esteves 314–21
Representing Affects and Non-Representational Media Theory PDF
Glen Fuller 322–29