Public concern around genetically modified food is increasingly raised in the past few years, across public opinion, medical and biological research as well as economic and sociological research. This paper presents a specific sociological way to analyze this particular field, drawing on the theory of social practices. After a brief overview of the most considerable works on the subject, it argues to leave behind those theories that are keen to consider novel foods as objects for reflexive consumers or just another commercial good of some high industrialized system of provision. Instead, it suggests to focus specifically on the practices of GM foods consumption in order to search out through them the specific kind of food governance where is decided for their novelty.
|Titolo:||Se questo è cibo : sociologia degli alimenti GM|
|Parole Chiave:||Key words: Sociology of food; risk; practice theory; food consumption; GM food.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3280/SES2009-003004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|