Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 12 July 2020

Abstract and Keywords

Food consumption is a mundane, embodied type of consumption as well as a target of multiple moral contestations. Politicized quite early, food consumption has remained a regular example of political consumerism, framed through a number of societal issues such as sustainability and global justice. This chapter shows that the research on political food consumerism is characterized by three tendencies. First, across other differences, researchers apparently agree in assuming that ordinary consumers have some sort of agency in carrying out food political consumption. Second, across food issues, settings, and cases, a majority of the research highlights alliances between public and private actors as decisive for political food consumerism to achieve societal change. Third, the forms of buycott and lifestyle seem to be dominant in political food consumerism, although these very forms of participation are also criticized in the literature for not being doable in everyday life.

Keywords: food, political consumerism, everyday life, responsibility, alliance building

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.