In this chapter, we examine the food waste blog posts of Sarah Wilson, an Australian anti sugar and domestic food waste avoidance author and campaigner. To date, feminist food studies and food waste studies have neglected the digital representations of food waste and femininity, and in particular, intersections with class, race and whiteness. Our analysis shows how Wilson constructs what we call a foodie-waste femininity that mobilises repertoires of white bourgeois control, discipline and purity through her visual and verbal texts on her blog and her response to an Online Mail article. We show the ways in which Wilson’s foodie waste persona and the scorn it generates is premised on the racialised and classed histories of hygiene and cleanliness and of leftovers as contagious and contaminated, rendering her foodie waste femininity as fragile and unstable.
|Title of host publication||Digital Food Cultures|
|Editors||Deborah Lupton, Zeena Feldman|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 31 May 2019|
|Name||Critical Food Studies|
- food waste, femininity, whiteness, digital