Kaori O’Connor Bibliography


Seaweed: A Global History (Japanese Language Edition) Reaktion 2018

Seaweed: A Global History. Reaktion 2017

Pineapple: A Global History Japanese language edition Reaktion 2016

The Never-Ending Feast: the Archaeology and Anthropology of Feasting, Bloomsbury 2015

The English Breakfast (Revised Edition), Bloomsbury 2013

Pineapple: A Global History, Reaktion 2013

Lycra: How a Fiber Shaped America, Routledge 2011

Journal Articles
‘Food From Beyond the Bridge of Dreams’. Kyoto Journal, issue 83, Summer/Autumn 2015

‘The Ladybird and the Dressing Gown: Cultural Icons of the ‘Golden Age’ of British Childhood’. Textile History 42:1, 2011, pp 22-49 Winner of the Pasold Prize for Textile History, 2011.

‘The Secret History of the Weed of Hiraeth: Laverbread, Identity and Museums in Wales’. Journal of Museum Ethnography, 22: 2011.

‘How Smart is Smart? T-shirts, Wellness and the Way People Feel about Medical Textiles’. Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, 8:1, March 2010, pp 50-67.

‘The King’s Christmas Pudding: Globalisation, Recipes and the ‘Commodities of Empire’. Journal of Global History, 2009 4(1), pp. 127-155, 2009

‘The Hawaiian Luau: Food as Transgression, Transformation, Tradition and Travel’. Food, Culture and Society, 11(2), June 2008, pp. 149-172. Winner of the Sophie Coe Prize in Food History 2009.

‘Beyond Exotic Groceries: Hidden Commodities of Empire and their Contribution to Globalisation’. Commodities of Empire working paper, online,
Kitsch, Tourist Art and the Little Grass Shack in Hawai’i. Home Cultures Vol 3 Issue 3: pp 251-272. 2006

Eggs and the English Breakfast. Proceedings of the Oxford Food Symposium 2006

Material Culture, Capitalism and Social Change at Home. Anthropology Matters, Volume 2. November 2004.

Book Chapters

‘Food, Status Competition and the Anthropology of Overconsumption’. In Roscoe, James and Cynthia Isenhour (eds) Consumption, Status and Sustainability. Forthcoming 2022, Cambridge University Press.

‘The Handmaid’s Tales: History, Anthropology, Archaeology and Material Culture’ In Riello, Giorgio and Anne Gerritsen. (eds) 2014 and 2019 Writing Material Culture Histories. London, Bloomsbury

‘Beyond ‘Exotic Groceries’: Tapioca-Cassava-Manioc, a Hidden Commodity of Empires and Globalisation’ In Curry-Machado, J. (ed) 2013 Global Histories, Imperial Commodities, Local Interactions. London, Palgrave Macmillan

“Invisible Foodscapes: Into the Blue’ in Abbotts, Emma-Jayne and Anna Lavis (eds) Why We Eat, How We Eat. Ashgate, 2013

‘Imagining and Consuming the Coast: Anthropology, Archaeology, “Heritage” and “Conservation” on the Gower in South Wales’. In Janowski, Monica and Tim Ingold (eds): Imagining Landscapes: Past, Present and Future. London, Ashgate, 2011

‘Cuisine, Nationality and the Making of a National Meal’ In François Gemenne and Susana Carvalho (eds), Nations and Their Histories: Constructions and Representations Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

‘The Body and the Brand: How Lycra Shaped America’. In Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture and Consumers. Edited by Regina Blaszczyk. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadephia. November 2007.

The Other Half: The Material Culture of New Fibers. In Clothing as Material Culture. Kuechler, Susanne and Daniel Miller (Eds). Berg, Oxford and New York. 2004.