Governance by campaign : The co-constitution of food issues, publics and expertise through new information and communication technologies

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

This paper considers food as a site of public engagement with science and technology. Specifically, we focus on how public engagement with food is envisioned and operationalised by one non-profit organisation, foodwatch. Founded in Germany in 2002, foodwatch extensively uses new information and communication technologies to inform consumers about problematic food industry practices. In this paper, we present our analysis of 50 foodwatch e-newsletters published over a period of one year (2013). We define foodwatch’s approach as ‘governance by campaign’ – an approach marked by simultaneously constituting: (a) key food governance issues, (b) affective publics that address these topics of governance through ICT-enabled media and (c) independent food and food-related expertise. We conclude our paper with a discussion of foodwatch’s mode of ‘governance by campaign’ and the democratic limits and potentials of a governance mode that is based on invited participation.

Authors Schneider, Tanja; Eli, Karin; McLennan, Amy; Dolan, Catherine; Lezaun, Javier & Ulijaszek, Stanley
Projects Ulijaszek, Stanley; Lezaun, Javier; Dolan, Catherine; Schneider, Tanja & Eli, Karin (2013) Understanding emerging forms of food consumption: the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in European food governance [fundamental research project] Official URL
Journal or Publication Title Information, communication & society : ICS
Language English
Subjects social sciences
Institute/School SfS - Institute of Sociology
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Refereed Yes
Date 23 August 2017
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London
Number online
Page Range 1-21
ISSN 1369-118X
ISSN-Digital 1468-4462
Publisher DOI 10.1080/1369118X.2017.1363264
Official URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/136911...
Depositing User Tanja Schneider
Date Deposited 08 Sep 2017 12:58
Last Modified 22 Nov 2017 11:12
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/251591

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Schneider, Tanja; Eli, Karin; McLennan, Amy; Dolan, Catherine; Lezaun, Javier & Ulijaszek, Stanley (2017) Governance by campaign : The co-constitution of food issues, publics and expertise through new information and communication technologies. Information, communication & society : ICS, (online). 1-21. ISSN 1369-118X

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