Dr. Danille Christensen presents Contextualizing Food, Art, and Labor: The Aims and Crimes of Artisanal
Join us for our September Fellows Talk
Contextualizing Food, Art, and Labor: The Aims and Crimes of Artisanal
September 28, 2022, 1-2 pm ET
Presented by Dr. Danille Christensen
Assistant Professor of Public Humanities, Virginia Tech
What cultural work does the label artisanal do? What people, sites, and processes does it "elevate" or ignore, and with what consequences? Taking processed meats and home canning as examples, this presentation explores how the appellations craft and artisanal can bolster hierarchies framed in terms of gender, class, and race. Attending to a wider range of production contexts compels us to consider intersections of tacit knowledge, physical dexterity, social savvy, and sensory power that occur outside the abattoir or atelier.
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