The editors seek jargon-free articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, The Material Culture of Teaching, that explore the uses of food in all pedagogical contexts and disciplinary perspectives.
The availability of food has shaped civilizations, motivated explorations, trade and imperialism, and has prompted technological advances. From iconic representations, to unease over the state of the current global food system, to culinary fads or concerns for health, food is at the forefront of public and personal debates, and it has become a powerful site of analysis in the practice of teaching.
Submissions should explore strategies for teaching about in the classroom and in non-traditional spaces (such as the media and public discourse). We welcome essays from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Possible topics for articles:
Food as sensory history
Food traditions and rituals in anthropology, literature, cultural studies, etc.
Explorations of food as a nurturing practice
Food in ethnic, im/migration, and/or area studies
Teaching nutrition in schools and public health campaigns
Teaching food and race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and/or religion
Food scarcity, food insecurity, and education
Teaching histories and studies of farming and agricultural production.
Teaching food and the bodyeating disorders, obesity, beauty standards.
Teaching food and sustainability.
Food and the commodification of education.
Food, migration, globalization, and political economy.
Food and eating as symbolic practices in literature, visual arts, and popular culture.
Teaching using recipes.
Teaching cultural and class mobility through table manners and etiquette.
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary forum for pedagogical scholarship exploring intersections of identities, power, and social justice. The journal features a range of approaches from theoretical articles to creative and experimental accounts of pedagogical innovations from teachers and scholars from all areas of education. Transformations is published semi-annually by New Jersey City University.
Send submissions or inquiries as attachments in MS Word or Rich Text format to: Jacqueline Ellis and Ellen Gruber Garvey, Editors, firstname.lastname@example.org. Author's name and contact information should be included on a separate page. Use MLA format (7th ed.). All submissions are acknowledged via return email. Kindly follow up with us if we do not acknowledge receipt.
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