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Food and Gender (Food and Nutrition in History and Culture) (edition 1998)

by Carole M. Counihan, Steven L. Kaplan

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This volume examines, among other things, the significance of food-centered activities to gender relations and the construction of gendered identities across cultures. It considers how each gender's relationship to food may facilitate mutual respect or produce gender hierarchy. This relationship is considered through two central questions: How does control of food production, distribution, and consumption contribute to men's and women's power and social position? and How does food symbolically connote maleness and femaleness and establish the social value of men and women? Other issues discussed include men's and women's attitudes towards their bodies and the legitimacy of their appetites.… (more)
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Title:Food and Gender (Food and Nutrition in History and Culture)
Authors:Carole M. Counihan
Other authors:Steven L. Kaplan
Info:Routledge (1998), Edition: 1, Paperback, 157 pages
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Food and Gender (Food and Nutrition in History and Culture) by Carole M. Counihan

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This volume examines, among other things, the significance of food-centered activities to gender relations and the construction of gendered identities across cultures. It considers how each gender's relationship to food may facilitate mutual respect or produce gender hierarchy. This relationship is considered through two central questions: How does control of food production, distribution, and consumption contribute to men's and women's power and social position? and How does food symbolically connote maleness and femaleness and establish the social value of men and women? Other issues discussed include men's and women's attitudes towards their bodies and the legitimacy of their appetites.

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