Feminist Food Studies
Edited by Barbara Parker, Jennifer Brady, Elaine Power, Susan Belyea
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
Table of Contents
Table of Contents Foreword Introduction [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 Glossary Contributor Biographies Index
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