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 sections 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 section introductions, discussion questions, further recommended readings and websites, and a glossary
  • ensures a feminist intersectional approach to food security to enhance, enliven, and advance food studies in innovative, creative, and radical ways

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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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