Food and Foodways is a series from the University of Arkansas Press that explores historical and contemporary topics in global food studies. We are committed to representing a diverse set of voices that tell lesser known food stories and to provoking new avenues of interdisciplinary research. Our strengths are works in the humanities and social sciences that use food as a critical lens to examine broader cultural, environmental, and ethical issues. In addition to scholarly books, we publish creative nonfiction that explores these topics with a focus on food’s sensory dimensions.
Feeding ourselves has long entangled human beings within complicated moral puzzles of social injustice and environmental destruction. When we eat, we consume not only food on the plate but also the lives and labors of innumerable plants, animals, and people. This process distributes its costs unevenly across race, class, gender, and other social categories. The production and distribution of food often obscures these material and cultural connections, impeding honest assessments of our impacts on the world around us. By taking these relationships seriously, the Food and Foodways series provides a new collection of critical studies that analyze the cultural and environmental relationships that have sustained human societies.
We welcome submissions from authors and editors in all methodological corners of the humanities and social sciences who approach food from these critical perspectives.
About the Editors
Jennifer Jensen Wallach teaches food history and African American history at the University of North Texas. She is the author or editor of seven books including How America Eats: A Social History of U.S. Food and Culture, American Appetites: A Documentary Reader, Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways from Slavery to Obama, and The Routledge History of American Foodways.
Michael Wise teaches environmental history at the University of North Texas and specializes in the history of food and animal-human relationships. He is the author of Producing Predators: Wolves, Work, and Conquest in the Northern Rockies as well as the editor of The Routledge History of American Foodways.
For more information on application requirements and instructions, visit our submissions manager.