Anthropologies #22 Call for Submissions: The anthropology of food

Burgers, Plate 4. Photograph by Thomas Hawk, 2009.

Everyone eats, and there are cultural and social meanings embedded in the food that we consume. This issue of anthropologies will look at the anthropological understanding of food and the values, beliefs, technologies, ideologies, and imaginaries that we construct around its production and consumption.

What is food? How do we decide what food is desirable and undesirable? Where does our food come from? How is it produced? What effect do our food habits have on others both human and non-human? What, ultimately, does food mean? We are looking for submissions from every corner of anthropology – linguistic, biological, cultural, and archaeology – and from a variety of perspectives within the discipline. So tell us what food means to you, or the role that it plays in the lives of people you work with.

Deadline for submissions: January 10, 2016

Publication Date: March 2016.

Email submissions to: anthropologiesproject AT gmail dot com

Jeremy Trombley and Lauren Renée Moore will be the co-editors for this issue. We already have a few contributors lined up, but we have room for more! See below for more information.


One of the main goals of the anthropologies project is to encourage participation from a wide range of people. This means we seek ideas and submissions from people who are connected with anthropology (and social science) at various levels and in a variety of ways. While the editors do solicit submissions for each issue, we also highly encourage unsolicited contributions. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Please provide a brief synopsis of the idea you have in mind for your contribution. Contributions are accepted based on relevance to topic and writing quality. We reserve the right to deny submissions based on quality of writing and fit with theme/other contributions. All upcoming themes will be announced on Savage Minds. If you have suggestions, thoughts, or other ideas that you would like to share with us, don’t be shy, send us an email. We’d love to hear from you.

Submission guidelines

We welcome submissions between 1000-2000 words. Essays can be written in a formal academic style, as personal essays, or as opinion pieces. Please send all photos as separate attachments in JPEG format. Lastly, we use a modified version of the AAA style guide for all references. The only change is with the formatting of the author and date. Here’s an example:

Mintz, Sidney. 1985. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History. New York: Viking Penguin.

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