LINGUIST List 32.569

Mon Feb 15 2021

Books: Identity and Ideology in Digital Food Discourse: Tovares, Gordon (eds.)

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Date: 29-Jan-2021
From: Khadija Ahmed <>
Subject: Identity and Ideology in Digital Food Discourse: Tovares, Gordon (eds.)
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Title: Identity and Ideology in Digital Food Discourse
Subtitle: Social Media Interactions Across Cultural Contexts
Published: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Editor: Alla Tovares
Editor: Cynthia Gordon
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350119161 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 85.50
Electronic: ISBN: 9781350119154 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 85.50
Hardback: ISBN: 9781350119147 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 95.00

Exploring food-related interactions in various digital and cultural contexts, this book demonstrates how food as a discursive resource can be mobilized to accomplish actions of social, cultural, and political consequence. The chapters reveal how social media users employ language, images, and videos to construct identities and ideologies that both encompass and transcend food.

Drawing on various discourse analytic frameworks to digital communication, contributors examine interactions across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. From the multimodal discourse of a Korean livestreaming online eating show, to food activism in an English blogging community and discussions of a food-related controversy on Omani Twitter, this book shows how language and multimodal resources serve not only to communicate about food, but also as a means of accomplishing key aspects of everyday social life.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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