intervalla: Volume 7, 2019

Questions of Taste

Editors: Sara Steinert Borella and Satomi Sugiyama

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Volume 7 of intervalla, Questions of Taste, sets out to examine taste from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. The current volume thus collects input from scholars who develop notions and understandings of taste ranging from gustatory sensations to quality appreciation, from dietary health to craft beer preference, from canned meat to curry, and from design furniture to fast fashion. We are pleased to have brought together a broad range of geographical and disciplinary points of departure, ones that build upon and sometimes take issue with the shared foundation of Pierre Bourdieu’s Distinction (1984). Bourdieu’s analysis of taste reminds us that formation of taste is a social and cultural process; the articles collected here look at how the individual at once contributes to and becomes a product of this dynamic, evolving process.

Table of Contents

Sara Steinert Borella & Satomi Sugiyama


The Interpersonal Variability of Gustatory Sensation and the Prospects for an Alimentary Aesthetics
Vaughn Bryan Baltzly


Taste and the Nomothetic Diet
Christopher L. Fink


Understanding Taste in India:​ Social Systems to Digital Spaces
Maya Dodd & Arundhati Ail


From Bland to Grand: Path Creation and The Rise of Craft Beer
Martin Stack


Virtual Pub Crawl: Assessing the Utility of Social Media for Geographic Beer Research in the United States
Alexander Savelyev, Delorean Wiley, Colleen C. Myles & Paepin D. Goff


Nørdic-ness: Perception and Positionality of Scandinavian Taste as Good Taste
Milton Fernando Gonzalez-Rodriguez