Integrated Food studies education and research: Challenges and potentials for integration and reflection

Mette Weinreich Hansen, Stine Rosenlund Hansen

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The research group Foodscapes Innovation and Networks has addressed integrated food studies issues in research and education since 2010. Based on experiences in the group, this paper aims at discussing the challenges, learning outcomes and potentials for pushing an integrated thinking into research and education. It also addresses the challenges in integration when the methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks chosen are ontologically and epistemologically different. A discussion of the limitations of integration is thus also part of the paper.

The conceptual framework of ontonorms (Mol, 2013) is suggested as a common point of departure for a further development of integration. This is suggested relevant due to the fact that it forces different traditions to reflect their own value-related basis and discuss implications of this approach in a broader sense. The common values have been identified to be sustainability, healthy and better food, food systems change and enhanced food experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperiencing Food, Designing Dialogues : Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Food Design and Food Studies (EFOOD 2017), Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 October 2017
EditorsRicardo Bonacho, Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa, Cláudia Viegas, João Paulo Martins, Maria José Pires, Sara Velez Estêvão
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)9781351271950
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventExperiencing Food, Designing Dialogues.: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Food Design and Food Studies - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 19 Oct 201721 Oct 2017


ConferenceExperiencing Food, Designing Dialogues.

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