Saturday, October 15

08-05 Stigma: Foodways at the Intersections of What is Marginalized and Centralized [hybrid]

Saturday, October 15, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Promenade C

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Chair: Sarah Tiberio Shultz (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

10:30 am
Problems with Home Food: Managing Stigma through Foodways [virtual]
Diane Tye (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

11:00 am
Making Whiteness Visible: Race, Class, and Hot Chicken in Nashville, Tennessee
Sarah Tiberio Shultz (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

11:30 am
Flipper Dinner: Centralizing Collective Memory
Holly Everett (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

12:00 pm
“And you'd love to be the big rancher driving the new trucks”: Mutually Stigmatizing Categories of Farmers and Farming
Ann K. Ferrell (Western Kentucky University)

While we often express ourselves through food, we can never fully maintain control of how food is used to categorize us. Through topics as wide-ranging as fraught “home foods,” hot chicken and whiteness, seal flipper pie, and marked categories of farmers, this panel explores how food is used as a tool for categorization; focusing on connections between foodways and stigmatization. What is the relationship between public discourses about food choices and stigma? How does stigma affect the ways we present food choices to others? How do we attempt to manage or mitigate the stigma that is associated with food choices?