Charlene Elliott, PhDPhD in Communication, Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Kinesiology University of Calgary, Canada
Areas of Research
All aspects of promotional culture when it comes to food marketing (advertising, product packaging, digital marketing, sponsorship, etc.); children's culture and children's capabilities when it comes to food marketing messages; obesity and public health, public policy. Food marketing and food communication more broadly.
Interested in how topics become framed as "health" objects and the implications of such a move (including the regulation of 'risky' products, such as cannabis, HFSS foods, etc.)
Sensory branding, sensory marketing, how the senses communicate
With a particular focus on trademarks and sensory marks
From Veblen, and Gans to Bourdieu and postmodern tastes... how does taste work in contemporary culture?
With a focus on children's culture
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