Research Methods in Digital Food Studies

Jonatan Leer (Redaktør) ; Stinne Gunder Strom Krogager (Redaktør)

This book offers the first methodological synthesis of digital food studies. It brings together contributions from leading scholars in food and media studies and explores research methods from textual analysis to digital ethnography and action research. Les mer
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This book offers the first methodological synthesis of digital food studies. It brings together contributions from leading scholars in food and media studies and explores research methods from textual analysis to digital ethnography and action research.


In recent times, digital media has transformed our relationship with food which has become one of the central topics in digital and social media. This spatiotemporal shift in food cultures has led us to reimagine how we engage in different practices related to food as consumers. The book examines the opportunities and challenges that the new digital era of food studies presents and what methodologies are employed to study the changed dynamics in this field. These methodologies provide insights into how restaurant reviews, celebrity webpages, the blogosphere and YouTube are explored, as well as how to analyse digital archives, digital soundscapes and digital food activism and a series of approaches to digital ethnography in food studies. The book presents straightforward ideas and suggestions for how to get started on one's own research in the field through well-structured chapters that include several pedagogical features.


Written in an accessible style, the book will serve as a vital point of reference for both experienced researchers and beginners in the digital food studies field, health studies, leisure studies, anthropology, sociology, food sciences, and media and communication studies.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Doing Digital Food Studies


Stinne Gunder Strom Krogager and Jonatan Leer


Part 1: Textual Analysis


2. Textual Analysis in Digital Food Studies: New Approaches to Old Methods


Michelle Phillipov


3. Reading Celebrity Food Websites: Poststructural Approaches


Katrine Meldgaard Kjaer


4. Analyzing Digital Food Sounds from a Textual Perspective - A Case of Champagne (?)


Nicolai Jorgensgaard Graakjaer


5. How to Approach Food Texts on YouTube


Thomas Mosebo Simonsen and Stinne Gunder Strom Krogager


Part 2: Digital Ethnography


6. Fieldwork in Online Foodscapes: How to Bring an Ethnographic Approach to Studies of Digital Food and Digital Eating


Tanja Schneider and Karin Eli


7. Beyond the Hashtag: Social Media Ethnography in Food Activism


Alana Mann


8. Food Politics and the Media in Digital Times: Researching Household Practices as Forms of Digital Food Activism


Tania Lewis


Digital Tools and Platforms: The Rise of Food Apptivism and Alternative Food Networks


9. Exploring the Food Blogosphere


Meghan Lynch and Kerry Chamberlain


10. How to Study Online Restaurant Reviews


Camilla Vasquez and Alice Chik


Part 3: User's Practices


11. Digital Food Tracking: Combining Traditional and Digital Ethnographic Methods to Identify the Influence of Social Media Sharing of Health and Food Upon Users' Everyday Lives


Rachael Kent


12. How to Use Digital Media in Food-Related Action Research


Jonatan Leer


13. Food, Design, and Digital Media


Fabio Parasecoli


Part 4: Digital Archives and Network Analysis


14. Archived Web as a Resource in Food History


Caroline Nyvang


15. Tracing Culinary Discourse on Facebook: A Digital Methods Approach Anders Kristian Munk


Afterword: Future Methods for Digital Food Studies


Deborah Lupton

Om forfatteren

Jonatan Leer is head of food and tourism research at the University College Absalon and has published widely on food culture including Food and Age and Alternative Food Politics, and previously edited the anthology Food and Media. He is visiting lecturer at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Italy.


Stinne Gunder Strom Krogager is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark. She has published on food, gender and methodologies in, for example, Routledge's Critical Food Studies, and she is also Editor-in-Chief at the Nordic Journal, MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research.