FOOD STUDIES: Matter, Meaning & Movement

Edited by David Szanto, Amanda Di Battista, and Irena Knezevic

Book coverWhat is food? A thing we eat, a creator of cultures, an all-encompassing system? An object, a process, a way of understanding ourselves? A focus of transdisciplinary practice and study? A way to altogether reimagine study and practice in the first place?

This book aims to help students address these and other questions, providing clarity and understanding about numerous themes, while also opening up possibilities for future exploration. It is also intended as a way to think about and transcend disciplinary boundaries, so that food itself might become a starting point for learning about and conducting research on food.

An open educational resource funded by eCampusOntario, Food Studies is freely available to all users. It is best read in its web-based HTML format, but is equally available for download as an EPUB or screen-optimized PDF. Print-on-demand copies may be ordered as well. (Contact us for further details.)

Produced with additional support from Carleton University (Food and Media Hub, School of Journalism and Communication, and Teaching and Learning Services) and in association with the Rebus Community, a non-profit organization that supports the collaborative creation of openly published works, this textbook is published under the Creative Commons CC-BY license, and available online and for free, in multiple downloadable formats (such as EPUB and PDF), and as a paid, print-on-demand volume. The book is available at 

David Szanto,
Irena Knezevic,
Amanda Di Battista,