Digital technologies have altered the way that many people consume food. Whereas food was traditionally consumed in co-present situations, digital technologies function as ‘disembedding mechanisms’ that ‘lift out’ social relations from local contexts of interaction so they can be experienced across indefinite spans of time-space (Giddens, 1992, pp. 21–22). The result is a profoundly different understanding of food and its relationship to physical space. While the internet allows information to be communicated at an unprecedented rate, social media facilitate social interaction among online communities. Social media sites, such as Instagram, alter how we treat public space. Free from the confines of co-presence, hashtags can be used on these platforms to access like-minded communities at any time and from any space (Baker & Walsh, 2018).
|Title of host publication||Digital Food Cultures|
|Editors||Deborah Lupton, Zeena Feldman|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon & New York|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138392540, 9781138392595|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2020|
|Name||Critical Food Studies |