Dr. Rachel Reckinger

Rachel Reckinger

Research scientist

Faculté ou Centre Faculté des Sciences Humaines, des Sciences de l'Éducation et des Sciences Sociales​
Department Département Sciences humaines
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Bureau sur le campus MSH, E02 25-310
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 6626

Dr. Rachel Reckinger

Research Areas

  • Food Studies  
  • Food Production, Retail and Governance
  • Everyday Food Consumption Cultures
  • Sustainable Development and Social Justice
  • Practices and Reflexivity
  • Governmentality and Policy Gaps
  • Food Literacy
  • Identity and Gender Issues

Scientific Approach

My empirical research interest evolves in a praxeological and social-constructivist framework. It focuses on everyday, processual dynamics of (morally motivated) attributions and (ethically realized) appropriations in a dialectic of power constructions and constitutions of meaning – within Luxembourg’s food sector. The interaction between norms (e.g. from politics and expertise) on the one hand, and collective and individual identifications on the other, play a key role in the analysis of these permanently renegotiated discrepancies. I am interested in how these learning and negotiation process operate, by which constraints and values – and generally by which cultural and social dynamics – they are governed and how they could be organized more effectively and sustainably through motive alliances. In general, I use these approaches to research the transition(s) to a low carbon post-growth society.

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Last updated on: vendredi 16 octobre 2020