Uncertain Truths: On the Limits of the Critique of Globalization and the Sciences

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As anti-globalization and anti-science rhetoric become central to right-wing agendas, the study of food allows social scientists and humanities-oriented scholars to rethink their posture towards both. After “question everything” becomes a fact-free, alt-right, call to arms, we are forced to learn new lessons in how radical doubt could be a socially dubious thing. We can no longer return to the metaphysical question of truth with certainty. Nevertheless, pure criticism feels inadequate at this precarious moment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-568
Number of pages6
JournalFood, Culture and Society
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2 2017

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Keywords

  • ASFS
  • food studies
  • globalization
  • immigration
  • pure critique
  • science studies

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  • Food Science
  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies

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Uncertain Truths : On the Limits of the Critique of Globalization and the Sciences. / Ray, Krishnendu.

In: Food, Culture and Society, Vol. 20, No. 4, 02.10.2017, p. 563-568.

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