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Alana Haynes Stein & Nadia Smiecinska discuss how nations use a "citizen-consumer" discourse at the 2015 World Expo on food security in blog post for the ASA Consumers & Consumption Section

In a blog post for the ASA Consumers and Consumption Section, graduate students in Sociology Alana Haynes Stein In a blog post for the ASA Consumers and Consumption Section, graduate students in Sociology Alana Haynes Stein and Nadia Smiecinska describe how individualizing “citizen-consumer” discourses were promoted by countries at the 2015 World Expo in Milan as they discussed solutions to world hunger. The blog post is part of an ongoing research project that explores narratives of neoliberalism, gastronationalism, and ecomodernism at the World Expo. 

Alana and Nadia have been working on this project in addition to their own individual research. Alana’s research on food banks as part of the private food assistance network draws on the fields of political economy, food, stratification, and consumption. Nadia’s research on Poland’s transition from communism to free market democracy emphasizes the role of political economy, leaders’ positionality, and the role of economic expertise at the time. 

See the blog post here: https://asaconsumers.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/consume-this-the-politics-of-feeding-the-planet/