Exploring children's foodscapes
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

In this article, we discuss children’s becoming as food consumers in the intersection of various foodscapes. We draw from a project, Children as co-researchers of foodscapes, where we have been working with children as co-researchers, using basically ethnographic methods, and as co-designers in a collaborative design effort. This article focuses on the findings from a theoretically inspired perspective, using the concept of foodscapes. These are food-related structures of different kinds, which evolve as the child explores them and where children as food consumers are generated. In this article, we highlight the scapes of taste, routines, people, things, commerce, child (as opposed to adult) and health and give brief accounts of the way the children related to them. Finally, we turn to the benefits of working with foodscapes for a better understanding of children’s becoming as food consumers in the intersection of various foodscapes. This article is based on data gathered by the children, but also on our fieldwork notes and observations following the children in their foodscapes.

eating

foodscape

becoming

children

health

food

Författare

Helene Brembeck

Göteborgs universitet

Barbro Johansson

Göteborgs universitet

Kerstin Bergström

Göteborgs universitet

Pontus Wallgren

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Sandra Hillén

Göteborgs universitet

Lena Jonsson

Göteborgs universitet

MariAnne Karlsson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Eva Ossiansson

Göteborgs universitet

Helena Shanahan

Göteborgs universitet

Childrens Geographies

1473-3285 (ISSN)

Vol. 11 1 74-88

Ämneskategorier

Etnologi

Utbildningsvetenskap

DOI

10.1080/14733285.2013.743282