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Gender, Class and Food : Families, Bodies and Health (Hardcover) (Julie M. Parsons)

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In the 21st century neo-liberal era, everyday foodways or 'ways of doing food' are a powerful means of drawing boundaries between social groups; distinguishing the 'self' from the 'other'; and defining who we are and where we belong. This book draws upon auto/biographical food narratives from over seventy people and emphasises the power of everyday foodways in maintaining and reinforcing social divisions along the lines of gender and class. Parsons observes that everyday foodways have become a potent means of 'doing' gender and performing a middle class habitus. Furthermore the book argues that there are legitimate ways of purchasing, preparing and consuming food, when, where and with whom, which impact upon the presentation of 'self' in everyday life.Incorporating respondents' voices and values, Gender, Class and Food provides unique insights into family, motherhood, health, embodiment and taste, and how these impact foodways.
In the 21st century neo-liberal era, everyday foodways or 'ways of doing food' are a powerful means of drawing boundaries between social groups; distinguishing the 'self' from the 'other'; and defining who we are and where we belong. This book draws upon auto/biographical food narratives from over seventy people and emphasises the power of everyday foodways in maintaining and reinforcing social divisions along the lines of gender and class. Parsons observes that everyday foodways have become a potent means of 'doing' gender and performing a middle class habitus. Furthermore the book argues that there are legitimate ways of purchasing, preparing and consuming food, when, where and with whom, which impact upon the presentation of 'self' in everyday life.

Incorporating respondents' voices and values, Gender, Class and Food provides unique insights into family, motherhood, health, embodiment and taste, and how these impact foodways.
Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Nutrition
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Julie M. Parsons
Language: English
Street Date: September 28, 2015
TCIN: 46770011
UPC: 9781137476401
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0578
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