The Symbolic Construction of Food Consumption in the Context of Food Insecurity (SYMBOLS)

This programme contributes to one of the three core research questions addressed by the CoE, namely: “Who are the ‘food insecure’, where are they located, what are their choices, strategies and opportunities when seeking food security, health, and well-being and how do these change in response to the changing food system?” It also constitutes one part of the theme on food contestation that offers perspectives on the food system from the point of view of the humanities. The core intuition of this Project is that the consumption of food is situated within the social construction of reality and that cultural and religious symbols inevitable construct and distort the ways in which food is selected, prepared and consumed.

The Programme Principal Investigator for this programme is: