The intersection of gender and food studies

Authored by: Alice McLean

Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415782647
eBook ISBN: 9780203819227
Adobe ISBN: 9781136741661


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This article covers the history of feminist food studies as well as recent contributions to the study of gender and food by scholars of masculinity, LBGT studies, and queer theory. Key themes include: food as voice; eating problems; eating pleasures; women’s empowerment through food; caregiving; feeding; cooking; essentialism; post-colonial foodways; gender performance; material bodies; culinary masculinity; culinary autoethnography; culinary autobiography; recipes; community cookbooks; domestic cookbooks; culinary colonialism; non-heteronormativity; female appetite; private vs. public spheres; domesticity; lesbian appetite; women as gatekeepers; female identity; female self-expression; patriarchy; multiple masculinities; second-wave feminism; third-wave feminism; women’s studies; ethnic heritage.

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