Monica Truninger

Monica Truninger
University of Lisbon | UL · Institute of Social Sciences

PhD

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PURPOSE: Recent reviews and reports have highlighted the need for integrated, context-specific efforts to enable sustainable food transitions. This study aimed to identify pathways to promote healthier and more environmentally friendly food practices in school contexts, with a focus on increased plant-based eating. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: The...
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Doing research on fishery commodities in Portugal led us to an enigma: for a dead fish to be fresco (fresh) it must be alive. This paradox manifests at a popular, commercial, and legal level. It denotes the interruption of the difference between being dead and being alive in the commodity form. In Portugal, we suggest, the commercialization of peix...
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Rural provenance food is gauging interest among consumers increasingly aware and knowledgeable about what they eat (Caputo et al., 2018). This interest has been accompanied by theincrease of specialty shops in urban context. The role played by these stores in fostering the consumption and in modelling how these products are portrayed and communicat...
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A Rede de Parques Agroalimentares da Área Metropolitana de Lisboa surge da vontade de um conjunto vasto de atores que partilham a mesma motivação – fazer a transição alimentar através de uma visão estratégica do sistema alimentar de proximidade e da dinamização socioeconómica entre os territórios urbanos e rurais desta extraordinária metrópole, que...
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Against the backdrop of the present global socio-ecological crisis , a discussion increasingly focuses on the alternatives which could bring about a profound and radical transformation of the values, means and ends that characterize the predominant global neoliberal capitalist paradigm. Since alternatives are a highly complex and context-dependent...
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Freshness is a key feature of contemporary food systems, however its industrial production as a quality of food carries adverse consequences. Accordingly, this paper approaches freshness as a matter of concern. Drawing on extensive fieldwork across sites of food production and consumption in the UK and Portugal, we identify four enactments of fresh...
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In Europe, salmonellosis has been ranked as the second leading cause of hospitalization and death due to the consumption of contaminated food. Information about consumers’ food safety perception, knowledge and practices in the domestic environment is lacking in order to define the main intervention opportunities to obtain a significant reduction in...
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The data presented here capture the structure of kitchen layouts belonging to consumers vulnerable to foodborne diseases and food risk-takers. Data were collected in the frame of the SafeConsume project by multidisciplinary research teams that visited consumers during preparing a meal and had the possibility to examine their cooking routines. Dista...
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Our paper emphasizes the importance of the kitchen layout in facilitating consumers' food hygiene practices. A significant correlation was found between the sink placement (inside or outside the kitchen) and hygienic practices during food handling based on a survey performed on consumers from ten European countries, indicating that those who had th...
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Foodborne diseases are a global burden, are preventable, and young people are a key population for behaviour change as they gain autonomy. This study aimed to explore young people’s needs across several European countries in relation to learning about and implementing food hygiene and food safety. Qualitative focus groups and interviews were conduc...
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C ampylobacter spp. are the most common bacterial pathogens associated with human gastroenteritis in industrialized countries. Contaminated chicken is the food vehicle associated with the majority of reported cases of campylobacteriosis, either by the consumption of undercooked meat or via cross- contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods during the...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore and typify the characteristics and diverse features of urban speciality stores selling rural provenance food, taking the case of three cities in Portugal. Design/methodology/approach The study was based on hierarchical cluster analysis, performed upon data collected from a survey to 113 shops, locate...
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Different representations of the “countryside” coexist in contemporary Portugal, from idyllic depictions to portrayals of emptiness and loneliness. Rural contexts close to urban areas are assumed to have informal support networks that can alleviate poverty and exclusion when institutional support fails. The incidence and intensity of food poverty a...
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Nearly 40% foodborne outbreaks in the European Union are attributable to food practices in domestic homes that include handling and preparation of raw chicken. Hand washing is an important way to prevent cross-contamination with pathogens during chicken preparation. This study, which is part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded consortium SafeConsume, aim...
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Contaminated poultry is the major vehicle for consumer's exposure to Campylobacter. This study aimed to perceive potential cross-contamination events during preparation of raw poultry that can contribute to the spread of Campylobacter spp. in domestic kitchen environments and to understand consumers' meanings and justifications on preparation of a...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into disarray almost all spheres of human activity. Research is no exception. When labs and research centres closed, scientists were told to stay at home, scientific events were cancelled or postponed to an uncertain date and most scientific projects had to be put on hold or modified substantially. This chapter con...
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The paper develops a critical reflection upon the methodological and ethical challenges of researching the food practices of low-income families with children. We draw on data and fieldwork experience in Portugal, within a recently completed European research project. The study aimed to understand children’s experiences and views about the place of...
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Based on fieldwork in the UK and Portugal, this paper considers the relationships between cultural analyses of taste and the embodied activity of tasting. As part of a wider project on the multiple ontologies of ‘freshness’, the paper conceptualises taste as an emergent effect of tasting practices. Drawing on evidence from a series of ‘tasting even...
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Policy brief focusing on the perception of citizens about science communication in Portugal - based on the H2020 project CONCISE.
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Nas três últimas décadas algumas transformações dos sistemas agroalimentares, como o crescimento do poder dos grandes retalhistas sobre os sistemas de produção e distribuição alimentar e a diminuição dos retornos das inovações tecnológicas, têm pressionado os pequenos produtores e retalhistas e colocado em causa a sustentabilidade das suas atividad...
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A transdisciplinary observational study, coupled with a web-based survey, was conducted to investigate refrigerated storage of food, in five European countries. The investigated consumer groups in this study were: young families with small children and/or pregnant women, elderly people, persons with an immunodeficient system, and young single men....
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BACKGROUND. There is increasing consensus that transitioning towards reduced meat consumption and more plant-based diets is a key feature to address important health and sustainability challenges. However, relevant evidence that may inform these transitions remains fragmented with no overarching rationale or theoretical framework, which limits the...
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Session Organized in the ambit of the 26th APDR Congress - Evidence-based Territorial policy making: formulation, implementation and evaluation of policy. The number of specialty food stores in urban areas in many European countries, Portugal included, has increased. This evidence together with the growing and well documented interest of consumers...
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A recente crise económica e financeira teve efeitos nos hábitos alimentares das famílias que não estão ainda ultrapassados e bem estudados. Este livro debruça-se sobre o fenómeno da (in)segurança alimentar e faz o retrato quantitativo e qualitativo das vivências alimentares das famílias portuguesas no pico da crise. Abordam-se o agravamento das des...
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This paper addresses the importance of school meals in balancing food budgets and diets among 45 low‐income families in Portugal. Drawing on interviews with both parents and children (aged 11–15 years) we found that children’s views on the quality of school meals affect their willingness to eat at school and heighten parental concerns with health,...
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There have been increasing calls for triggering and sustaining a large-scale transition toward healthier and more sustainable food systems. To help materialize this transition, the present work aims to inform efforts for developing, marketing and promoting plant-based meals and plant-forward lifestyles, following a consumption-focused approach. The...
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With the arrival of the xxi century the relationship between humans and nature is reaching a critical stage. At stake stand the planetary liveability patterns of both human and most non-human life forms. Despite the sometimes conflicting data on the urgency of the need to rethink this relationship, there is a growing consensus that we face an unsus...
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This paper adopts a material-semiotic approach to explore the multiple ontologies of ‘freshness’ as a quality of food. The analysis is based on fieldwork in the UK and Portugal, with particular emphasis on fish, poultry, and fruit and vegetables. Using evidence from archival research, ethnographic observation and interviews with food businesses (in...
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The study of the local impacts of renewable energy has given little attention to less implemented technologies. This work seeks to bridge this gap through a case study on the photovoltaic plant in Amareleja, based on interviews with stakeholders and residents and documentation analysis. The plant has the distinction of being part of a local initiat...
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This article describes a climate change adaptation planning process triggered by a group of researchers and stakeholders in a context where no collective responses or long-term plans for protecting a vulnerable coastal system had been initiated, despite local perceptions of vulnerability and risk. The case study shows the application of two methods...
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Download article here: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol21/iss1/art13/ Abstract: Climate change may be a game-changer for scientific research by promoting a science that is grounded in linking the production of knowledge and societal action in a transition toward more sustainable development pathways. Here, we discuss participatory action-resear...
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Este livro ilustra o modo como o Grupo de Investigação Ambiente, Território e Sociedade do Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa contribui para novas agendas de investigação sobre dinâmicas de mudança sustentáveis em domínios como a alimentação, a energia, a água, as alterações climáticas, o ordenamento do território, os processos...
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Anchored by a case study research, the paper asks whether rural socially innovative initiatives in Portugal can be considered sources of adaptability and increased resilience to land abandonment and land degradation in a vulnerable region to climatic changes. The article retells a systematization of experiences of a grassroots innovation in the Ale...
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The article examines how social practices of charging and managing the power of mobile phones are formed. The usefulness of the concept of distributed agency as a tool for the understanding of the dimensions that constitute social practices related to energy consumption is explored. Based on findings from interviews and a survey conducted with adol...
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Este livro pretende contribuir para o debate científico e cívico sobre a dimensão social das energias renováveis, com particular destaque para as energias eólica e solar. Ao longo do livro passam-se em revista as dimensões política, económica, ambiental, científica, mediática e de opinião pública sobre as energias renováveis, tanto a nível nacional...
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Engaging with commercial partners is increasingly required by public science funding agencies and encouraged by government officials. Reasons for this shift include alleviating the strain on government science budgets and opening up possibilities for scientists to secure jobs in private companies. Universities have also begun to advocate for strate...
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As questões da produção agroalimentar são cada vez mais prementes, já que se estima que a população do planeta atinja 9 mil milhões de habitantes em 2050. Como alimentar tanta gente com recursos planetários escassos e finitos? Não é fácil de antever, mas perspectivam-se mudanças nos processos agrícolas de modo a compatibilizar mais produção alimen...
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Resumen: Sobre la base de un marco conceptual post-foucaultiana nos fijamos en las racionalidades que informan a la organización de las comidas de los escolares portugueses y la aplicación de estas racionalidades para transformar y normalizan los hábitos alimenticios de los niños. El material empírico se extrae de un análisis documental del marco t...
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O consumo de energia associado às tecnologias de informação e comunicação tende a aumentar significativamente nos próximos anos e estima-se que venha a tornar-se parte substancial da energia consumida no setor doméstico. Neste relatório analisam-se as práticas de utilização dos media eletrónicos pelos adolescentes de modo a compreender as suas impl...
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This article attempts to explain the swift development of renewable energy, in particular wind energy, in Portugal, by assessing the socio-political, community and market acceptance of renewables. We examine, on the one hand, the institutional and policy framework, the approaches to planning, and the ownership of facilities, and, on the other hand,...
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Space exploration programs launched by emergent spacefaring countries such as China and India, together with private attempts to democratize space for the masses (e.g., space tourism offered by Virgin Galactic) are growing quickly despite difficult economic times. These processes together with the increasing technological apparatus at the geostatio...
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The most recent IPCC report confirms that climate change is very likely to increase coastal risks. This means that all vulnerable coasts will be required to adopt innovative adaptation strategies. In countries such as Portugal, economic austerity may result in reduced funds for rising coastal defence expenditures. Therefore coastal management will...
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O presente artigo tenta fazer uma breve análise crítica de dois dos conceitos que mais utilização têm vindo a ter em Sociologia e em Psicologia Social: o conceito de habitus proposto por P. Bourdieu e o conceito de «representação social» proposto pro S. Moscovici. Tenta-se demonstrar como ambos são tentativas, disciplinarmente diferenciadas, de sup...
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At a time when the relationship between 'the country' and 'the city' is in flux worldwide, the value and meanings of food associated with both places continue to be debated. Building upon the foundation of Raymond Williams' classic work, The Country and the City, this volume examines how conceptions of the country and the city invoked in relation t...
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Purpose ‐ Concerns on children's obesity and overweight have been related to food diets with excessive sugar and fat. Given the relevance of school meals in Portuguese children's lives, schools follow governmental guidelines in order to provide nutritiously balanced and healthy meals. As imbalances persist, this study aims at understanding the acce...
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In Portugal, the economic crisis has affected various groups of the population, especially the most vulnerable, and forced to reconfigure social services provided by the state. Based on a case study of public school meals, this article examines the way in which the decline of the welfare state is interfering in the sustainability of school’s food p...
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Los estudios sobre la confianza social son amplios, multidisciplinarios y parten, en general de una premisa que aporta confianza en las relaciones sociales. Los datos analizados en este artículo - treinta entrevistas en profundidad con los consumidores de productos orgánicos en Lisboa - atesta la presencia de dos tipos de confianza ('arraigada' y '...
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This chapter aims at exploring the meanings of organic and local foods amongst Portuguese urban and British rural consumers through their food memories. The empirical material draws on about 60 interviews with consumers in both countries. It was possible to identify similar processes through which Portugal and the UK went through across time: the r...
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Ambiente, paisagem, património e economia: Os conflitos em torno de parques eólicos em Portugal Nos últimos anos tem‑se assistido em Portugal ao crescimento exponencial do número de parques eólicos, respondendo às pressões políticas e económicas para atingir metas ambiciosas no que concerne à produção de energia através de fontes renováveis. A níve...
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A scenario of increased risks due to climate change and coastal erosion, coupled with a stringent economic recession, is threatening the Portuguese coast. Three particular locations are the focus of CHANGE Changing Coasts, Changing Climate, Changing Communities, a 3-year study (2010-2013) that aims to understand social perceptions about coastal ris...
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Freire, D., Truninger, M. (2012). Poached Pears in Wine: The Oeste of Portugal and the European quality construction of placebased foods (WP3-2012). Lisboa: Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa
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Freire, D., Truninger, M. (2012). Nouveaux terroirs et construction de la poire pêra rochado Oeste (Portugal ). POUR. La Revue do GREP. Dossier Alimentation et territoires, 215/216, 139 - 145
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Freire, D., Truninger, M. (2012). Diète méditerranéenee au Portugal, marché et développement durable.POUR. La Revue do GREP. Dossier Alimentation et territoires, 215/216, 313-319
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Every two minutes, one Bimby is sold somewhere in the world. This multi-food processor (also known as Thermomix) has gained wide sales success in many southern European countries and promises to revolutionize the way people cook, learn about cooking, coordinate and plan food practices at home. In a period where debates about cooking skills are para...
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A entrada de Portugal na UE implicou consequências maiores para as questões ambientais, tanto ao nível político como ao nível da informação. Ao nível político, Portugal inicia nessa altura um processo de acompanhamento das políticas ambientais comunitárias, implicando uma elevação dos seus padrões de exigência e a transposição sistemática dos dispo...