School of Social and Political Science

Eating on the edge: A sociological perspective for transforming small island food insecurities

Category
Seminar

Date & Time

The session will begin at 12.30 with a Q&A about research methods hosted by STUFFED, the student branch of FRIED and Jessica’s talk will begin at 13.00.

Venue

Microsoft Teams - email I.Fletcher@ed.ac.uk for link

Description

In this talk I will explore findings from a case study research project concerned with understanding the links between environmental and political economic change, and growing food insecurity across the Turks and Caicos Islands – a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean West Indies. To take forward these findings by means of a larger scale project, I explore what a sociologically informed perspective on food and eating - as underpinned by practice theory - can bring to the development of a food security strategy for these islands.

Key speakers

  • Dr Jessica Paddock, University of Bristol