Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Women’s Press,Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 320 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2019
Print ISBN: 9780889616097
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This expansive collection enriches the field of food studies with a feminist intersectional perspective, addressing the impacts that race, ethnicity, class, and nationality have on nutritional customs, habits, and perspectives. Throughout the text, international scholars explore three areas in feminist food studies: the socio-cultural, the corporeal, and the material. The textbook’s chapters intersect as they examine how food is linked to hegemony, identity, and tradition, while contributors offer diverse perspectives that stem from biology, museum studies, economics, popular culture, and history. This text’s engaging writing style and timely subject-matter encourage student discussions and forwardlooking analyses on the advancement of food studies. With a unique multi-disciplinary and global perspective, this vital resource is well-suited to undergraduate students of food studies, nutrition, gender studies, sociology, and anthropology.


  • includes pedagogical features such as discussion questions and a glossary
  • ensures a feminist intersectional approach to food studies to enhance, enliven, and advance food studies in innovative, creative, and radical ways

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


[by the editors]

Chapter 1 Critiquing Hegemony, Creating Food, Crafting Justice: Cultivating an Activist Feminist Food Studies
Alice Julier

Chapter 2 “The Bees Wore Little Fuzzy Yellow Pants”: Feminist Intersections of Animal and Human Performativity in an Urban Community Garden”
Teresa Lioro-Bidart

Chapter 3 How veggie vlogging looks like: Intersections of gender, race and class in Western mainstream veganism
Daniela Pirani and Ella Fegitz

Chapter 4 Can queer food make queer people? Questioning veganism as a queer food strategy
Alissa Overend

Chapter 5 Because "Obesity": Reframing Blame in Food Studies
Jennifer Brady, Jacqui Gingras and Katie LeBesco

Chapter 6 “Lose like a Man”: Gender and the Constraints of Self Making in Weight Watchers Online
Emily Contois

Chapter 7 Feeding the Muslim South Asian Immigrant Family: A Feminist Analysis of Culinary Consumption
Farha Ternikar

Chapter 8 White Jewish Working Class Women and their Relationship to Kosher Food
Roberta Spalter-Roth

Chapter 9 The Struggle Plate at the Intersection
Delores Phillips

Chapter 10 Low Income Mothers and the Alternative Food Movement: An Intersectional Approach
Blake Martin, Mari Kate Mycek, Sinikka Elliott, and Sarah Bowen

Chapter 11 The Colonial At the Indigenous Dinner Table”: Complicating Food as Memory Work in the Tsilhqot’in Land Claim Trial Transcripts and Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie
Lauren McGuire-Wood

Chapter 12 We’re All Intersectional Now: Representational Intersectionality in Food Displays in Melbourne’s Immigration Museum
Elaine Swan, Emily Gray, Deana Leahy, Sian Supski and Adele Wessell

Chapter 13 Fermentation: the practice, the theory, and the possibility of reimagining relationality
Maya Hey


Contributor Biographies


Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Lakehead University, who teaches courses in gender and food, gender and contemporary society, fat studies, and qualitative research methods

Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. Her work appears in many scholarly journals including Critical Public Health, Food and Foodways, Journal of Critical Dietetics, and Fat Studies

Elaine Power

Elaine Power is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University, where she teaches social determinants of health, fat studies, and qualitative research methods.

Susan Belyea

Susan Belyea is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on the everyday experience of food insecurity in different policy environments including Canada and Latin America.

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