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Cook, PS and Vince, J and Stanford, S, May contain traces of…, Burnie Regional Art Gallery (2017) [Repeat Exhibition]


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Abstract

Food is a vital part of our existence. It feeds and sustains us; giving us life. Food, however, can also be dangerous. People with food allergies, for example, need to balance their needs for nutrition and food cravings with the reactions they have to certain ingredients and substances. For some, food allergies are life threatening, but allergy awareness is mixed - with parents, family members, schools and the wider community’s reactions ranging from understanding the severity of the issue to dismissing its existence. Food labels are one method of helping those with food allergies to know what foods are ‘safe’. Our exhibit scrutinizes the words and pictures that people with food allergies, and those that might care for them, encounter on a daily basis – from the risks of life threatening anaphylaxis to the stigmas associated with being unable to consume certain types of food. By examining allergy warnings on pre-packaged foods, and drawing upon existing research with people with food allergies, our research analyses this human experience, and seeks to understand it and create social awareness through our different disciplinary lenses - sociology (Cook), policy (Vince), and social work (Stanford).

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Item Type:Repeat Exhibition
Keywords:food; allergy; food labelling; stigma; policy; regulation
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social Change
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Cook, PS (Dr Peta Cook)
Author:Vince, J (Dr Joanna Vince)
Author:Stanford, S (Dr Sonya Stanford)
ID Code:120827
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-08-31
Last Modified:2017-09-18
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