Scholar probes biscuits of Instagram

Scrutinizing what those pastry images say about us

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Instagram is ubiquitous in the food world, as the new crop of restaurants designed specifically for Instagramming demonstrate, yet it’s received remarkably little scholarly attention. According to Emily Contois and Zenia Kish, editors of the newly published Food Instagram: Identity, Influence & Negotiation, there are seven times as many academic papers about Twitter than Instagram.

Their corrective collection includes studies of the “Hot Dudes and Hummus” account, diet messaging on the platform, and feminist restaurants’ feeds.

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