[ASC-list] Public Lecture - Following Fish: Economies of Attachment
jayne.keane at qm.qld.gov.au
Wed Oct 10 01:03:36 UTC 2012
Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Following fish: Economies of attachment
Over the last several years, Prof Elspeth Probyn, Professor of Gender
and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney, has been working to
bring together her previous research in feminist cultural studies - with
a particular focus on subjectivities, practices and the materiality of
culture - to bear on questions of food. What she calls alimentary
cultural studies of necessity, studies the whole gamut of factors and
feelings associated with the production and consumption of food. It must
consider the places where food is produced, where it is eaten, and how
natural entities are transformed into commodities within a context of
globalisation and local communities. In addition, questions of uneven
distribution and inequalities are never far from the surface. As a
project it roams widely over different disciplines and areas of study:
to name a few, she takes from rural sociology, history, social
anthropology, human and non-human geography - or what is called
more-than-human geography, ethology (or the study of animal behaviour),
economics, and community development.
In this lecture Elspeth will try to flesh out these concerns through a
grounded consideration of fish-human connections. Drawing on
ethnographic research conducted with oyster farmers and tuna fishers,
she hopes to engage discussion on the vital questions of what we eat in
ways that may advance food politics beyond its sometimes narrow and even
When: Friday 19 October, 2012
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Where: QCA Lecture Theatre & Gallery S05, Room 2.04, South Bank
RSVP: gier at griffith.edu.au <mailto:gier at griffith.edu.au>
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