Category Archives: Food

October 25

The Sociology of Food Poverty

[In October 2020 I was diagnosed with Dyslexia hence any grammar misgivings or typos. The new WordPress layout is not dyslexia-friendly]. In 2013 I started this blog as I way of storing my ideas and receiving feedback on my Ph.D research and progress. Over the years the readership has changed and often I use my […]

January 18

The unbearable weight

“The diet food market is big. And there’s a reason. Start on one diet and there will always be another one to try. Diets, it turns out, promote chaotic eating. Diets can cause people to gain weight. They are not a wise response to ‘overweight’ but are part of the destabilising of the ordinary processes […]

December 07

Lap dancing closures in Leeds (2013)

Photo courtesy of this blog post about the club closures. Blog updated to include Prof Phil Hubbard’s post.     I am absolutely horrified and furious to read the news that 3 lap-dancing clubs in Leeds must close. I have been following the activities online for over 12 months, here and here. My thoughts are […]

August 31

Jamie Oliver, Plastic Food and Plastic Politics

Jamie on poverty: “I took her to a supermarket, I don’t why but I had to start it somewhere, so it started there. I said pretend you’ve got no money, but she just laughed and said, ha you’re so funny…” Multi-millionaire Jamie Oliver feels qualified yet again to tell poor families what they are doing […]