Food and the Risk Society

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 46 (Main Building)
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

In this session, we explore risks and perception of risks around the complexity of food production, food manufacturing and food consumption from the perspective of the socio-cultural risk discourse, the risk society discourse, and the governmentality risk discourse. 
The session will focus on how we have developed customs and traditions around food, what risks we face in relation to manufacturing of new food products, and how consumption and production of food is regulated. We will explore how our enhanced knowledge around risks and perception of risks in relation to food and healthy living influences contemporary life styles and our social behaviour around food.
Session Organizer:
Charlotte FABIANSSON, Victoria University, Australia
Food and Risk - a Sociological Risk Discourse Perspective
Charlotte FABIANSSON, Victoria University, Australia
Being “Good” and “Smart” Consumers: Communication about Food Risks
Miyoko ENOMOTO, Tokyo International University, Japan
Risk and Change in Everyday Food Habits
Jorid ANDERSSEN, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway