Information Technology & Tourism

, Volume 20, Issue 1–4, pp 241–243 | Cite as

Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan, and Stanley Ulijaszek (editors): Digital food activism

ISBN 978-1-138-08832-0 (Hardcover); 978-1-315-10993-0 (e-Book). Routledge, London and New York, 2018, 252 pp. USD140 (Hardcover); USD48.25 (eBook)
  • Irene Cheng Chu ChanEmail author
  • Rob Law
Book Review

Edited by Schneider, Eli, Dolan, and Ulijaszek, Digital Food Activismis a collection of 11 outstanding works dedicated to investigating how digital media technologies transform food activism and consumerism in food systems. The book does not intend to address all research questions related to digital food activism, but it offers an extensive overview on the topic and sets the ground for future research. In Chapter 1, the editors introduces the novel concept of “digital food activism,” which emerges from the overlap of “food activism” and “digital activism”. Having reviewed the existing literature on digitally enabled food activism, the editors identify the gap that the current volume intends to fill. In Chapter 2, Caldwell discusses the role of digital technology in food-oriented social progress initiatives. Drawing on an on-going ethnographic study, Caldwell analyzes examples of food transgression and disruption, which seek to reframe and redefine food experiences. She also shows...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Hotel and Tourism ManagementThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong, China

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