Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Drug Foods, Fast Foods, and Feasts: The Social Science of Eating
Association of College and Research Libraries
is sponsoring the panel
Drug Foods, Fast Foods, and Feasts: The Social Science of Eating.
American Library Association
2006 Annual Meeting ♦ New Orleans, Louisiana
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 8:00 - 12:00
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon 15
This panel of speakers will address the topic of food from diverse historical, sociological, anthropological, and public health perspectives. Building on anthropologist Sidney Mintz's analysis of sugar as the quintessential "drug food," panelists will examine changing cultural conceptions of sugar in the US. Other topics include analysis of spatial correlations between fast food restaurants, poverty, and obesity as well as discussion of library and archival resources in New Orleans for research in culinary culture and history.