Research on food has been a prominent research theme ever since CFK started. Research has often been conducted in collaboration with other departments at the University of Gothenburg, with researchers at Chalmers and together with Nordic and international partners and has covered several different disciplines. Large CFK-initiated projects have touched on food practices in relation to health, sustainability and risk among children, youth, the elderly and families with children.
Some of the themes covered by the projects:
Theoretically the research has a broad cultural and social science base, often inspired by actor-network theory. CFK researchers have also developed an application of the concept foodscapes inspired by Gilles Deleuze and used it in several projects and publications on children and young peoples’ foodscapes. Another source of inspiration is practice theory as applied in the study of risk and processed foods.
Within the theme there is also a great interest in developing methods for working with people and not the least children as participants; co-researchers.
Children as co-researchers of foodscapes, BAMM
Children, food and health
Children’s lifestyles and the obesity epidemic, CLOE
Consumer culture in an age of anxiety
Food and body in everyday life - sociocultural perspectives
Nordic children's food arenas
Nordic Young Health
The good meal
The multidimensional food consumer. Values and behaviours of consumers 55+