Published: 2022-01-18

The Rhetoric of Food as Medicine

Introduction to Special Issue on the Rhetoric of Food and Health

Cristina Hanganu-Bresch

111–125

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Guest editor's introduction to the special issue on the rhetoric of food and health.

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On Historical Connections in/to Food as Medicine

Lisa Melonçon
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Co-Editor Lisa Melonçon contextualizes the Vol. 4 issue 2 Special Issue on Food as Medicine in this short historic essay. Read online or

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Interview with Danielle Stambler

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Includes Stambler’s appendix on food-related wellness practices at the University of Minnesota and an interview with Stambler on the process of...

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Kincentricity and Indigenous Wellbeing

Food(ways) and/as Holistic Health in the Native Medicine Wheel

Rachel Presley

126–157

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This manuscript explores the rhetorical coupling of food as a holistic health initiative across two Indigenous organizations—Indian Health...

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Eating Data

The Rhetorics of Food, Medicine, and Technology in Employee Wellness Programs

Danielle Stambler

158–186

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This article explores how food-related practices are discursively constructed in an employee wellness program (EWP). Drawing on qualitative...

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Toxically Clean

Homophonic Expertise, Goop, and the Ideology of Choice

Julie Homchick Crowe

187–217

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The public’s declining trust in health advice from traditional outlets has long been noted by scholars. But what makes alternative sources for...

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The Dialectic of Food Swamps and Clean Food

Ecological Interventions for Disrupting Individualizing Frames of Food Choice

Emma Lozon

218–245

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Applying an ecological rhetorical approach, this article examines the online circulation of arguments about food choice in two seemingly...

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The Rhetoric of Vegan/Vegetarianism, and Health, Medicine, and Culture

A Dialogue

Erin Trauth, Vasile Stanescu, Susan Levin, Carrie P. Freeman, Laura Wright, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

246–273

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This dialogue piece provides scholars of the rhetoric of health and medicine with a close examination of vegan and vegetarian diets/lifestyles...

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