12th Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association of Food Studies (CAFS)
Food in Canada and Beyond: Communities, Collaboration, Complexity
The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its twelfth annual assembly at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, May 27–30, 2017, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Canada has immense food-systems resources and capabilities. Endowed with natural capital, informed by indigenous peoples and waves of immigrants, Canadian food systems continue to evolve in response to domestic and global challenges, such as food security, health and nutrition, food safety, climate change, and environmental degradation. Such evolutions contribute to shaping Canadian identities.
Call for Proposals: Feminist Food Studies
This themed issue of CFS/RCÉA aims to highlight the spectrum of current scholarship in the emergent area of feminist food studies. We are interested in questions such as: How might feminist theory and feminist analyses of food systems, food practices, and gender enhance, enliven, and develop food studies? How do feminist food studies scholars differ in their pedagogical, methodological, and epistemological approaches? What work has already been accomplished by feminist food scholars? What disciplines inform or are missing from this activity? What areas have yet to be addressed? What future directions might feminist food studies follow?
We are seeking a wide range of papers that employ a feminist lens or analysis to explore food and gender in all its complexity. Please note that submissions can be made under a variety of categories, described under the “Submissions” menu at www.canadianfoodstudies.ca. These categories include commentaries, perspective articles, original research articles, review articles, field reports, digital works, and art or design works.