Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2011«

Beauty Norms: Multiplicity and Methodology

November 29, 2011 by


I’ve already written about my research interests at the intersection of food and pop culture. I’d like to turn to my other interest, clothing, and see the possibilities there. Just as preparing and eating food can be a form of self-expression, we can deliberately use clothing as a form of self-expression too. Before I start […]

“What’s Cooking?” Family Discord

November 22, 2011 by


Readers, please forgive the delay in part two of my examination of Gurinder Chadha’s What’s Cooking? Immediately after finishing drafting this post last Tuesday, my laptop got a particularly annoying bit of malware. Fortunately it was not a very bright bit of malware, so I managed to patch things up technologically in time to bring […]

“What’s Cooking?” The Ideal Thanksgiving

November 8, 2011 by


It’s been months since I last worked on a large research project, and it’s time I got back to my roots. I need to revisit my driving interests, the reasons I started investigating media, race, and gender in the first place. Judging from my work at The Love Machine, my main interests may not be […]