Come along to Business and Law next week to hear a doctoral seminar from Saman Hassibi.
The topic is ‘Representation of Cuisine and Food Culture in New Zealand Print Media 1950-2015: A Systematic Content Analysis’.
Time: 11:00 – 12:30pm
Date: 24 February
Where: Business and Law Room 409
Here’s a bit about what Saman will discuss:
Observation of today’s mass media indicates that there has been an increase in food-focused consumption, communication, and culture especially in recent years. Studies of culinary documents (e.g. community cookbooks, published cookbooks or magazines) and foodways suggest that culinary communications are filled with socio-cultural information about the society that has produced them. Even though references to food, cuisine, and media can be found in the academic world, there are relatively few studies that focus on their interrelationships in New Zealand, with previous research tending to be historical but non-systematic in approach.
This proposed research will investigate the relationships between New Zealand print mass media and the country’s cuisine and food culture. In particular, it aims to examine how the cuisine and different aspects of food culture of New Zealand (i.e. national identity indigeneity, gendered norms, social construct of family, roles of children, and concepts of health, nutrition, economy, and food tourism), including linkages to international food culture, have been portrayed, reinforced or trivialized, and marketed within the pages of New Zealand print documents published between 1950 and 2015.