"Consuming Anxiety: Parental Perceptions of Food Safety in China"

Professor Peter Jackson and Dr Qian Gong

17.Nov.2010 17.00 - 18.30
ICOSS Centre, University of Sheffield - Sheffield

Professor Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. He recently directed the 'Changing Families, Changing Food' research programme, funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2005-8), and is currently undertaking research on 'Consumer anxieties about food', funded by the European Research Council (2009-12). For further information, please see the project website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/conanx

Dr Qian Gong

After receiving her PhD from the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds in 2009, Qian Gong joined the project ‘Consumer Culture in an Age of Anxiety’ as a Research Associate. Building on her previous research interests in Chinese studies and discourse analysis, in this project she investigates consumer anxieties about food in China via a case study of contaminated infant formula, and analyses how discourses of food safety are constructed by the consumers, government, media and dairy industry.