You are what you eat online: The phenomenon of mediated eating practices and their underlying moral regimes in Swedish “What I eat in a day” vlogs

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Abstract

In Western societies, with increasingly salient mediation processes, eating, too, has become an entanglement of offline and online practices. Food as carrier of values has never merely satisfied bodily needs, which makes it essential to investigate mediated eating practices and emerging digital foodscapes in order to understand how they change everyday life, but also culture at large. However, most existing studies emphasise nutritional features of eating and individual relations to food and thereby neglect the at least as important socio cultural aspects of food as well as underlying structures and implicit symbolic value systems.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Media and Communications

Keywords

  • foodies, food vlog, micro celebrity, practice theory, cultural intermediaries
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExcellent MSc Dissertations 2018
EditorsDeniz Duru
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherMedia and Communicatons Studies, Lund University
Pages239-278
ISBN (Print)978-91-981614-4-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

Publication series

NameFörtjänstfulla examensarbeten i MKV
Volume2018:1