RESCHEDULED: The Banal Nationalism of Food

Date(s) - 27/02/2018
17:00 - 18:30

Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE

This talk has been rescheduled with date to be confirmed.

Walking down the high street, or the supermarket aisle for the matter, it is hard to miss the banal nationalisation of food all around us. The restaurants we frequent, the cookbooks we buy, and the coffees and teas we drink are increasingly related to particular nations. Two decades ago Michael Billig argued that we dont forget our nationality because we are constantly reminded that we live in nations. Using food as my case study, and building on Billigs concept of banal nationalism, I explore the relationship between the advance of globalisation and the increasing nationalisation of our everyday lives.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Please email our Seminar Chair on to register.