Food Culture Today: prof Johanna Mäkelä to Give Public Lecture in UT
Nowadays it's not important what we eat but what we DON'T eat. Why and when did this drastic change take place? Prof Mäkelä will give the insight on 24th April.
Professor in Food Culture of the University of Helsinki, Johanna Mäkelä will give a public lecture on 24th of April at 10.15 am. The lecture is part of renowned Granö-series and is titled " Sign of the Times: Food in Modern Finland ".
Prof. Mäkelä will discuss about societal changes like industrialisation and urbanisation, the changing position of women and globalization, which have left their marks on our eating habits. The lack of food is not an issue in the Western countries anymore. Therefore, we can ponder the quality, healthiness, safety, ethics and politics of food we eat. The choice of food has become a form of political and moral statement making. Today you are not only what you eat but more and more what you do not eat. The styles and practices of eating are numerous.
The presentation focuses on current debates and happenings around food and eating in Finland. Firstly, prof. Mäkelä will depict the discussion about the essence of the true Finnish food culture. Secondly, she will analyse the patterns of modern Finnish eating with an emphasis on individualization and commensality. Thirdly, she will discuss how food turned into a policy in Finland. Finally, prof. Mäkela will show some examples of the contemporary interpretations of the Finnish food culture.
Prof. Mäkelä is the first professor of Food Culture in Finland. She started at this position in 2012 in the University of Helsinki. Her main research topics are food and consumption sociology, practices and changes of eating, corporate responsibility, sustainability and participatory methods.
The lecture will take place in co-operation with UT Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and health Sciences.
More information: http://www.finst.ee/grano/johanna-makela.html
Lecture takes place on Tuesday the 24th of April 2012 at 10:15 – 11:45 am in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of Tartu University, Lossi St. 36 room 214.
Everyone is welcome!