In a significant departure from her doctoral work on social revolutionary movements in Mexico, Bethaney's current research explores the variety and complexity of the relationships between people and the food they grow, buy and consume. From local community gardens to global debates about food security, this research analyses the role food plays in the formation of subjectivities, practices of meaning –making and understandings of place.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Design
University of Canberra
ArticlesTaste and Lively Matter in the Anthropocene This paper is concerned with the role of taste in relation to food produced in backyard or community gardens. Taste, as outlined by Bourdieu, is constructed by many factors driven primarily by one’s economic position as well as certain cultural influences. Such arguments tend to work against a naïve reading of the “natural” attributes of...Read more