Inaugural lecture by Professor Bente Halkier: "Proper" food conduct? – Københavns Universitet

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Inaugural lecture by Professor Bente Halkier: "Proper" food conduct?

Bente Halkier, Professor Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

What does ‘proper’ food conduct consist in, what are the social conditions of attempting
to accomplish ‘proper’ shopping, cooking and eating, and what are the potential societal
consequences of ‘proper’ food conduct.
The lecture will take its starting-point in the empirical field of food consumption and the ways in which mundane food routines have become socially questioned and publically contested in complex modern societies. A mundane social phenomena such as food practices can be used as a lens to investigate several overlapping sociological issues from e.g. situated family moralities to public engagement in science-based politicised issues. Practice theories have become popular in recent years in addressing the relations between reproduction and change of everyday life consumption. But practice theoretical approaches are in need of more theoretical development and methodological
creativity.

After the inaugural lecture, Department of Sociology host a reception in bld.16, room 16.1.62. Everyone is welcome!

DATE: Friday 10 March 2017

TIME: 2.30 PM PLACE: Room 1.1.18, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K