I love coffee. I drink it everyday – all day. I like to dip my doughnuts in it. I like to sip it in small glasses from hipster coffee shops. I like it from Italian highway rest areas. I like coffee. It is sometimes difficult to communicate to other people what type of coffee youContinue reading “Coffee is simple”
How do you visualize youth culture through a mind map? My American Studies undergraduate class and I attempt that difficult feat.
After posting recently on my Global Food Studies blog about my exploration in Italy of Slow Food International as a mission and practice, I wanted to explore the world of visualizing slow food. This graphic by Daniel Touchet interestingly connects practices of consuming food (growing it, cooking it, and talking about it) with emotions, arguing thatContinue reading “Inspiration: Visualizing Slow Food”
I’m teaching an American Studies course this summer on conformity and rebellion in youth culture. A major component of youth culture in America over the past century has been the near constant creation of new toys. An assignment for the course was an investigation of America’s toy culture, and included two parts. Part 1 askedContinue reading “Teaching Spotlight: Mapping Transnational Toy Routes”