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33818 Conferences

Food, Power & Meaning In the Middle East and the Mediterranean

Added by admin on 2010-01-02

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-06-15
Last Date Last Day: 2010-06-16
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2010-02-01

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Dr. Nir Avieli
Email Email:
Address Address: Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Conference Description:

This workshop will explore the ways in which the food and foodways partake in the production, reproduction, negotiation and subversion of power and meaning in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Papers are invited that approach the culinary sphere as an active arena of cultural production, that perceive of culinary artifacts as cultural icons that define different aspects of identity and that highlight power and power relations as tangible social forces.

The workshop will be held in Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel (in the English language). Submission of Paper Proposals: Researchers (including postgraduates and early career researchers), theoreticians and scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, gastronomy, geography, history, cultural studies, tourism, economics and political science who deal with aspects related to food culture in the Middle East and the Mediterranean are invited to submit a paper proposal (abstract) of some 250 words to Mr. Rafi Grosglik (

Deadline for submission of all abstracts: 1 February 2010. For more information please contact Dr. Nir Avieli (
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