I spy…Holiday Cheer(s)

In New Scientist, 3 December 2016 and Metro, 6 December 2016 New Scientist boasts that, “after years of public health messaging and a tightening of the advice on safe limits, the UK public finally seems to be reading the warning signs”.  Additionally, it is claimed that alcohol consumption is decreasing especially among young people, which is… Continue reading I spy…Holiday Cheer(s)

Identity of food: Part 2

You are what you eat, is the famous saying and I can say it in four languages. But you are also what you buy. The food we buy and the way food ‘talks’ to us has become a facet of our identity, a way for us to perform a certain identity. Dominant discourses about food… Continue reading Identity of food: Part 2

Feminism is dead.

Maybe not quite just yet. Persephone Books is a magical land of “reprinted neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers”. The cover is this beautiful fabric end-paper with matching bookmarks. Definitely worth a visit. (Plus, you should go to the next-door Senate House library if you get a chance). Marginalizing feminism According to… Continue reading Feminism is dead.

Happy World Vegan Day!

The author is willing to remove any content that may infringe on copyrights An interesting research that is under way in Ecolinguistics is whether using terms such as vegan or plant-based or vegetarian makes a difference in people’s perception of the movement and lifestyle, and ultimately their adoption of it. The use of the word… Continue reading Happy World Vegan Day!

Socio-what?!

Too often I get asked: Socio-what? (or Socio-wo?, if you’re in London and a master of the glottal stop) what is it that you study again? It’s about time I start to refer people to read it up on my blog and get into the business of…