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Maternal foodwork: The emotional ties that bind

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... has become an essential part of middle-class mothering ideals, producing the idealized figure of the “organic child” (Cairns, Johnston, and MacKendrick 2013). Throughout the chapter, we show how the foodwork of “good mothers” is not only...

Food pleasures in the postfeminist kitchen

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... of status. We live in a cultural context where “foodies” have risen to prominence as icons of informed, pleasurable eating (Johnston and Baumann 2010). Nevertheless, the fact that Judy is regarded as “nuts” reveals the contradictions...

Strolling the aisles and feeling food shopping

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... that relates to place (see also Johnston et al. 2012). While we acknowledge the material differences that structure various shopping spaces, we show how the emotional experience of these spaces is relationally defined; that is, shopping emotions...

Food politics: The gendered work of caring through food

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... the win-win narrative of eating for change—that is, ethical eating is better for the world, healthier and more delicious (Johnston and Cairns 2012)—she admits that her food life is not tension-free. Describing her husband as a “meat and potatoes...

Conclusion: Cooking as a feminist act?

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... more work to think through the gendered implications of their topics. This may seem obvious, but it remains a pressing issue. (Josée would note from her recent experiences in academia that it still seems possible to write a food-related...

Thinking through food and femininity: A conceptual toolkit

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... of habit. We believe an appreciation of practical consciousness (Vaisey 2009) or “habitus” (Bourdieu 1984) is vital for understanding everyday food choices (Johnston and Cappeliez 2012) and moving beyond the “if they only knew” attitude toward...

Caring about food

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... politics and the growing pressure to consider the social and environmental implications of our food choices (Johnston and Cairns 2012). Josée had recently explored these questions through a survey distributed to 1,200 shoppers at grocery...

The “do-diet”:

Kate Cairns

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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... positioned to adopt “healthy lifestyle” practices (Crawford 2006; Guthman 2009) and are seen as superior to “unhealthy Others” with poor health, poor diets, or fat bodies (Biltekoff 2013: 9; Johnston, Szabo, and Rodney 2011: 306). Numerous scholars...

Chefs at home? Masculinities on offer in celebrity chef cookbooks

Alexandra Rodney

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Josée Johnston

Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Phillipa Chong

Phillipa Chong

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Food, Masculinities, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... masculine personasThis analysis builds on an earlier analysis on feminine and masculine food personas carried out by the authors (Johnston, Rodney, and Chong 2014).that we identify in male celebrity chefs’ cookbooks: maverick, chef-artisan,...

A Kind Diet: Cultivating Consumer Politics, Status, and Femininity through Ethical Eating

JOSÉE JOHNSTON

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Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, and inequality.  She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, and has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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KATE CAIRNS

Kate Cairns is Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden, USA. Her research brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and inequality, with particular focus on childhood, gender, and consumption. Kate has published in venues such as Gender & Society, Theory and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Antipode, and Gender and Education. Her current research explores educational initiatives that seek to connect children to their food. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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MERIN OLESCHUK

MERIN OLESCHUK

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... change (Johnston 2008). This idea is popular and politically compelling, yet contradictions abound when attempting to eat ethically. Does eating an exclusively local diet mean neglecting the food economies of underdeveloped nations? Should...