Dr. Amy Hanser: Good Food in the City: How Cultural Ideas About Food Shape Street Vending Regulation

Wed, September 27, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM H. R. MACMILLAN BUILDING. Free. You are invited to the UBC Future of Food Dialogue Series: a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across UBC and North America to engage audiences with the Global Food System.

Location: MacMillan Building, Room 258

Dr. Amy Hanser’s talk will focus on her most recent research project, looking comparatively at the regulation of street commerce in China and North America. In particular, the project looks at the way Chinese cities are attempting to eliminate street vending, whereas some North American cities are embracing “street food” and food carts as emblems of cosmopolitan urbanity.

Bio: Dr. Amy Hanser is an associate professor at UBC’s Faculty of Sociology. Her research centers on topics such as work, gender, and the cultural aspects of markets, and most of her research has focused on contemporary China. Past research includes a study of service work and class inequality in urban China, published by Stanford University Press as Service Encounters: Class, Gender and the Market for Social Distinction in Urban China (2008).