Professor Peter Jackson
Department of Geography
Professor of Geography
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Department of Geography
Geography and Planning Building
Professor Peter Jackson is the Co-Director of the University of Sheffield Institute for Sustainable Food.
- Research interests
Peter Jackson's research focuses on commodity culture and the geography of consumption with a particular interest in food. Previous projects include an ESRC-funded project on consumption and identity in North London (published as Shopping, Place and Identity, Routledge, 1998); ESRC-funded research on the production, content and readership of men's lifestyle magazines (published as Making Sense of Men's Magazines, Polity Press, 2001); a collaborative study (with colleagues at Royal Holloway and UCL) of commodity culture and South Asian transnationality, funded through ESRC's Transnational Communities Programme and culminating in the publication of Transnational Spaces (Routledge, 2004); an ESRC-funded study of retail competition and consumer choice (with colleagues at Lancaster and MMU); and a study of food commodity chains, funded via the AHRC-ESRC Cultures of Consumption programme.
In 2008, he completed a three-year period as Director of the Changing Families, Changing Food research programme. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the programme involved collaboration with colleagues from Clinical Sciences, East Asian Studies, Geography, Nursing & Midwifery, ScHARR and Sociological Studies at Sheffield, together with colleagues in Health & Social Care at Royal Holloway, University of London. For further details and publications from this project, see the Changing Families, Changing Food website.
Beginning in 2009, he led a four-year research programme on "Consumer anxieties about food" (CONANX), funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The programme involved a team of seven researchers with co-investigators in Sheffield (Dr Matt Watson) and Sweden (Professor Helene Brembeck), plus a PhD student (Nick Piper, also based in Sheffield). The research focused on consumer anxieties about food at a range of geographical scales, from the global scale of international food markets to the domestic scale of individual families and households. This research was taken forward through an additional year’s Proof of Concept funding from the ERC to explore the practical application of the CONANX research findings. Outputs from these projects include two books: Food Words: essays in culinary culture (2013) and Anxious Appetites: food and consumer culture (2015), both published by Bloomsbury.
Peter coordinated an ERA-Net project on Food, Convenience and Sustainability (FOCAS) with colleagues in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, as part of a European programme on sustainable food, published as Reframing Convenience Food (Palgrave, 2018).
He has also completed an ESRC-funded study of the enactment of freshness in the UK and Portuguese agri-food sectors.
- Reframing Convenience Food. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
- Anxious Appetites: Food and Consumer Culture. London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
- Food Words: essays in culinary culture. London: Bloomsbury.
- Shopping, Place and Identity. London: Routledge.
- Maps of Meaning. London: Routledge.
- Increasing fibre intake in the UK: lessons from the Danish Whole Grain Partnership. British Journal of Nutrition, 1-14. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding national variations in reusable packaging: commercial drivers, regulatory factors, and provisioning systems. Geoforum, 145. View this article in WRRO
- Contextualising farmer perspectives on regenerative agriculture: A post-productivist future?. Journal of Rural Studies, 102, 103100-103100.
- Decolonising consumption. Consumption and Society, 2(1), 136-142.
- The UK government's 2022 food strategy a year later. NATURE FOOD.
- Food, health and sustainability. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 82(3), 227-233.
- Assessing community readiness for overweight and obesity prevention among Ghanaian immigrants living in Greater Manchester, England. Journal of Public Health, 1-15.
- An appetite for change? Engaging the public in food policy and politics. Consumption and Society.
- UK government food strategy lacks ambition to achieve transformative food system change. Nature Food, 3(7), 481-482.
- The ontological politics of freshness: qualities of food and sustainability governance. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 54(3), 461-476. View this article in WRRO
- Healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people: An outline of the H3 project. Nutrition Bulletin, 46(4), 497-505.
- The socio‐material practices of the transformation of urban food markets. Area.
- Food as a commodity, human right or common good. Nature Food, 2(3), 132-134. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding plastic packaging: The co-evolution of materials and society. Global Environmental Change, 65, 102166-102166.
- Taking humor seriously in contemporary food research. Food, Culture, and Society. View this article in WRRO
- Review: Consumption-stage food waste reduction interventions – what works and how to design better interventions.. Food Policy. View this article in WRRO
- The multiple ontologies of freshness in the UK and Portuguese agri‐food sectors. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 44(1), 79-93. View this article in WRRO
- 125 years of the Geographical Association. Geography, 103(3), 116-121.
- Negotiating the riskscapes of convenience food. Erdkunde, 72(3), 171-184. View this article in WRRO
- Familial fictions: families and food, convenience and care. European Journal of Marketing. View this article in WRRO
- Convenience as care: Culinary antinomies in practice. Environment and Planning A: international journal of urban and regional research, 49(9), 2065-2081. View this article in WRRO
- Eating well. Geoforum, 84, 239-240. View this article in WRRO
- An agenda for integrated system-wide interdisciplinary agri-food research. Food Security, 9(2), 195-210. View this article in WRRO
- Consumer anxieties about food grain safety in China. Food Control, 73(B), 1256-1264. View this article in WRRO
- Re-assessing vulnerability to foodborne illness: pathways and practices. Critical Public Health. View this article in WRRO
- New directions in cultural geography revisited. Area, 48(3), 367-370. View this article in WRRO
- Origination: The Geographies of Brands and Branding. The AAG Review of Books, 4(3), 162-169.
- The complex landscape of contemporary fathering in the UK. Social & Cultural Geography, 17(4), 491-510. View this article in WRRO
- Re-imagining the kitchen as a site of memory. Social & Cultural Geography, 17(4), 511-532. View this article in WRRO
- Fairtrade bananas in the Caribbean: Towards a moral economy of recognition. Geoforum, 70, 11-21. View this article in WRRO
- Reframing convenience food. Appetite, 98, 1-11. View this article in WRRO
- Go Home Jamie: reframing consumer choice. Social & Cultural Geography, 17(6), 753-757. View this article in WRRO
- The Power-geometry of Food Business Research. Gastronomica, 15(3), 47-52.
- Commercial Collaboration and Critical Engagement in Food Research. Gastronomica, 15(3), 28-32.
- Urban ethnography. Journal of Immunology, 194(3), 157-176.
- “Reinvention” Revisited. Gastronomica, 14(4), 79-80.
- Editorial: Thinking across scales. Geography, 99, 58-59.
- Mediating science and nature: Representing and consuming infant formula advertising in China. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 16(3), 285-309.
- Editorial: All change...?. Geography, 98(1), 2-3.
- Researching masculinities and the future of the WGSG. AREA, 45(1), 9-10.
- Locating anxiety in the social: The cultural mediation of food fears. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 16(1), 24-42.
- Crowded kitchens: the 'democratisation' of domesticity?. GENDER PLACE AND CULTURE, 20(5), 578-596. View this article in WRRO
- Consuming Anxiety? PARENTING PRACTICES IN CHINA AFTER THE INFANT FORMULA SCANDAL. FOOD CULTURE & SOCIETY, 15(4), 557-578.
- Thai food in Taiwan: Tracing the contours of transnational taste. New Formations 74, 65-81.. New Formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics(74), 65-81.
- Brands in the making: A life history approach, 59-74.
- Families and food: Beyond the "cultural turn". Social Geography, 6(1), 63-71.
- Facing up to the global food crisis. Geography, 95(2), 58-59.
- Food stories: consumption in an age of anxiety. CULT GEOGR, 17(2), 147-165. View this article in WRRO
- The moral geographies of sugar. INT SUGAR J, 112(1335), 172-+.
- Editorial: Facing up to the global food crisis. GEOGRAPHY, 95, 58-59.
- Manufacturing meaning along the chicken supply chain: Consumer anxiety and the spaces of production, 163-187.
- Anxiety as social practice. Environment and Planning A, 42(11), 2791-2806. View this article in WRRO
- Designing identity: exploring citizenship through geography. GEOGRAPHY, 95, 132-142.
- Families and food: Beyond the "cultural turn"?. Social Geography Discussions, 6(1), 51-74.
- Modernisation and the practices of contemporary food shopping. ENVIRON PLANN D, 27(5), 917-935. View this article in WRRO
- Editorial: Thinking through sustainability. Geography, 94(1), 2-3.
- Thinking through sustainability. GEOGRAPHY, 94, 2-3.
- Denis Cosgrove and the `cultural turn'. cultural geographies, 16(1), 11-12.
- Afterword: New geographies of race and racism, 297-304.
- Moral economies of food and geographies of responsibility. T I BRIT GEOGR, 34(1), 12-24. View this article in WRRO
- Productivism, post-productivism and european agricultural reform: The case of sugar. SOCIOL RURALIS, 48(2), 118-132.
- Food stories. Teaching Geography, 33(1), 6-8.
- Technologies, diabetes and the student body.. Health Place, 13(4), 775-787.
- Consuming transnational fashion in London and Mumbai. GEOFORUM, 38(5), 908-924.
- The past is not dead: facts, fictions, and enduring racial stereotypes.. CULT GEOGR, 13(3), 480-481.
- Mobilising the,commodity chain concept in the politics of food and farming. J RURAL STUD, 22(2), 129-141.
- Culture and identity in contemporary Britain. Geographische Rundschau, 58(5), 36-41.
- Retail restructuring and consumer choice 1. Long-term local changes in consumer behaviour: Portsmouth, 1980-2002. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 38(1), 25-46.
- Retail restructuring and consumer choice 2. Understanding consumer choice at the household level. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 38(1), 47-67.
- Thinking geographically. Geography, 91(3), 199-204.
- Jackson, P. 1989: Maps of meaning: An introduction to cultural geography. London: Unwin Hyman. Progress in Human Geography, 29(6), 741-747.
- Editorial: The eclipse of urban geography?. URBAN GEOGR, 26(1), 1-3.
- Transnational Spaces. View this article in WRRO
- Inequalities in retail choice: exploring consumer experiences in suburban neighbourhoods. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 32(11), 511-522.
- Local consumption cultures in a globalizing world. T I BRIT GEOGR, 29(2), 165-178.
- Retail competition and consumer choice: contextualising the “food deserts” debate. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 32(2), 89-99.
- Transnationalism and the spaces of commodity culture. PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 27(4), 438-456.
- Commodifying difference: selling EASTern fashion. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE, 21(3), 269-291.
- Reading men's lifestyle magazines: Cultural power and the information society. Sociological Review, 51(S1), 112-131.
- Geographies of diversity and difference. GEOGRAPHY, 87, 316-323.
- Commercial cultures: transcending the cultural and the economic. PROG HUM GEOG, 26(1), 3-18.
- Ambivalent spaces and cultures of resistance. Antipode, 34(2), 326-329.
- The politics of ‘new’ men’s lifestyle magazines. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 3(3), 366-385.
- Rematerializing social and cultural geography. Social and Cultural Geography, 1(1), 9-14.
- Narrating the nation: the 'imagined community' of Ukrainians in Bradford. J HIST GEOGR, 25(3), 367-387.
- Postmodern urbanism and the ethnographic void. URBAN GEOGR, 20(5), 400-402.
- Making sense of men's lifestyle magazines. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE, 17(3), 353-368.
- Consumption and identity: The cultural politics of shopping. European Planning Studies, 7(1), 25-39.
- New cultural geographies?. Documents d'Analisi Geografica(34), 41-51.
- Commodity cultures: the traffic in things. T I BRIT GEOGR, 24(1), 95-108.
- Constructions of 'whiteness' in the geographical imagination. AREA, 30(2), 99-106.
- The black inner city as frontier outpost: images and behavior of a Philadelphia neighborhood.. PROG HUM GEOG, 22(1), 75-76.
- Classics in human geography revisited. Progress in Human Geography, 22(1), 75-80.
- Geography and the cultural turn. SCOT GEOGR MAG, 113(3), 186-188.
- Geography and the cultural politics of advertising. PROG HUM GEOG, 20(3), 356-371.
- Shopping around: Focus group research in North London. AREA, 28(2), 136-142.
- The social milieux of two north London shopping centres. GEOFORUM, 27(2), 193-204.
- The idea of culture: Response. T I BRIT GEOGR, 21(3), 572-573.
- (Re)theorising population geography. International Journal of Population Geography, 1(2), 111-123.
- Multiple meanings: Shopping and the cultural politics of identity. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 27(12), 1913-1930.
- CONSTRUCTIONS OF CRIMINALITY - POLICE COMMUNITY-RELATIONS IN TORONTO. ANTIPODE, 26(3), 216-235.
- Black male: Advertising and the cultural politics of masculinity. Gender, Place & Culture, 1(1), 49-59.
- On “The Reinvention of Cultural Geography” by Price and Lewis. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 83(3), 519-520.
- Streetwork—an encounter with place. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 16(2), 151-157.
- The racialization of labour in post-war Bradford. Journal of Historical Geography, 18(2), 190-209.
- The politics of the streets. Political Geography, 11(2), 130-151.
- The Cultural Politics of Masculinity: Towards a Social Geography. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 16(2), 199-199.
- Mapping Meanings: A Cultural Critique of Locality Studies. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 23(2), 215-228.
- A hidden curriculum?. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 14(1), 97-101.
- Maps of meaning: an introduction to cultural geography. Maps of meaning: an introduction to cultural geography.
- Challenging racism through geography teaching. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 13(1), 5-14.
- Geography, race, and racism. New models in geography. Vol. II, 176-195.
- BENEATH THE HEADLINES - RACISM AND REACTION IN CONTEMPORARY-BRITAIN. GEOGRAPHY, 73(320), 202-207.
- ‘The restless analyst’: an interview with David Harvey. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 12(1), 5-20.
- Social geography. Progress in Human Geography, 12(2), 263-269.
- Beneath the headlines: racism and reaction in contemporary Britain. Geography, 73(3), 202-207.
- New directions in cultural geography.. Area, 19(2), 95-101.
- The idea of 'race' and the geography of racism. Race and racism: essays in social geography, 3-21.
- 'A permanent possession?' US attitudes towards Puerto Rico. Race and racism: essays in social geography, 304-325.
- Social Geography: Politics and Place by Peter Jackson. Progress in Human Geography, 11(2), 286-292.
- Social Geography: The Rediscovery of Place. Progress in Human Geography, 10(1), 118-124.
- Ethnic and social conflict ( London).. London: problems of change, 154-159.
- NEIGHBOURHOOD CHANGE IN NEW YORK: THE LOFT CONVERSION PROCESS. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 76(3), 202-215.
- Social Geography: Race and Racism. Progress in Human Geography, 9(1), 99-108.
- Urban Ethnography. Progress in Human Geography, 9(2), 157-176.
- Social Geography: Culture and Capital. Progress in Human Geography, 8(1), 105-110.
- Social Disorganization and Moral Order in the City. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 9(2), 168-168.
- Social geography. Progress in Human Geography, 7(1), 116-121.
- Principles and Problems of Participant Observation. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 65(1), 39-46.
- Patterns of interaction. Journal of Biosocial Science, 15(S8), 91-109.
- Vito Marcantonio and ethnic politics in New York. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 6(1), 50-71.
- New York's minorities remain individual.. Geographical Magazine, 54(8), 452-457.
- Phenomenology and social geography.. Area, 13(4), 299-305.
- Paradoxes of Puerto Rican segregation in New York.. Ethnic segregation in cities, 109-126.
- A plea for cultural geography ( UK).. Area, 12(2), 110-113.
- SOCIAL AND SPATIAL ASPECTS OF PUERTO RICAN MIGRATION. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 1(1), 37-45.
- The UK government’s 2022 food strategy a year later. Nature Food.
- Tasting as a social practice: a methodological experiment in making taste public. Social & Cultural Geography, 1-18. View this article in WRRO
- Paradoxes of Puerto Rican Segregation in New York, Ethnic Segregation in Cities (pp. 109-126). Routledge
- Geography, race, and racism, New Models in Geography - Vol 2 (pp. 176-195). Routledge
- Migration and social change in Puerto Rico, Geography & Ethnic Pluralism (pp. 195-213). Routledge
- Manufacturing Meaning: Culture, Capital and Urban Change, The Urban Context (pp. 165-188). Routledge
- Changing ourselves: A geography of position, Theory and Methods: Critical Essays in Human Geography (pp. 377-393).
- Postcolonialism, Indigeneity and Struggles for Food Sovereignty Alternative food networks in subaltern spaces Afterword, POSTCOLONIALISM, INDIGENEITY AND STRUGGLES FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: ALTERNATIVE FOOD NETWORKS IN SUBALTERN SPACES (pp. 175-182).
- Introduction: Understanding the Complexities of Eating, Drinking, and Surviving, Eating, Drinking: Surviving (pp. 1-12). Springer International Publishing
- Urban Ethnography, Sensing the City (pp. 17-40). Birkhäuser
- Manufacturing Meaning along the Chicken Supply Chain: Consumer Anxiety and the Spaces of Production, Consuming Space: Placing Consumption in Perspective (pp. 163-188).
- Geography, race, and racism, New Models In Geography V2 (pp. 176-195).
- Manufacturing meaning along the chicken supply chain: Consumer anxiety and the spaces of production, Consuming Space: Placing Consumption in Perspective (pp. 163-187).
- Afterword: New geographies of race and racism, New Geographies of Race and Racism (pp. 1-13).
- A Cultural Politics of Curry: The Transnational Spaces of Contemporary Commodity Culture, Hybrid Cultures – Nervous States (pp. 167-185). BRILL
- Life History Interviewing, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography (pp. 172-192). SAGE Publications, Inc.
- Ley, D., International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (pp. 193-194). Elsevier
- Changing Families, Changing Food In Jackson P (Ed.) Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Conclusion, Changing Families, Changing Food (pp. 246-250). Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Changing Families, Changing Food Conclusion, CHANGING FAMILIES, CHANGING FOOD (pp. 246-+).
- Myths of the Family Meal: Re-reading Edwardian Life Histories, CHANGING FAMILIES, CHANGING FOOD (pp. 131-+).
- Introduction: Food as a Lens on Family Life, CHANGING FAMILIES, CHANGING FOOD (pp. 1-+).
- Domesticating the street: The contested spaces of the high street and the mall, Images of the Street: Planning, Identity and Control in Public Space (pp. 176-191).
- Rethinking the social, Handbook of Cultural Geography (pp. 37-42).
- Postcolonialism, Indigeneity and Struggles for Food Sovereignty Routledge
- Food's Cultural Geographies: Texture, Creativity, and Publics, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography (pp. 343-354). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Conference proceedings papers
- Assessing community readiness for overweight and obesity prevention among Ghanaian immigrants living in Greater Manchester, England. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Vol. 81(OCE5)