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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 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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... Cairns 2013; McLeod and Yates 2006). Building on these insights, our analysis throughout this book demonstrates the ongoing discursive positioning required in the performance of femininities, paying attention to social location and structural...

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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... to their identity, leisure, and lifestyle (Johnston and Baumann 2010: 59–60; de Solier 2013). As Judy articulates, and as we have explored elsewhere (Cairns et al. 2010), the self-oriented aspects of pleasurable eating and foodie passions...

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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... for others (Cairns et al. 2010). In the analysis that follows, we consider how women’s narratives of food shopping pleasures may work to resolve this tension, as they enact a consumer femininity that satisfies ideals of both pleasure and care....

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 the “Foucault Machine” originally emerged out of conversations between Kate and her brother, James Cairns. We are thankful for the contribution he made to this early conceptualization. While we are wary of the Foucault Machine tendency...

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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... interwoven history, of course, and we had explored themes of gender in our previous work on foodies (Cairns, Johnston, and Baumann 2010). However, we were surprised by the continuity with previous decades of feminist struggle in the stories we...

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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...For Lisa, health is all about “balance.” In addition to providing a nutritionally “balanced diet” when feeding herself and her family, Lisa also strives toward balance in her relationship to health ideals and does not fret over...

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 and Cairns 2012). While a vision of “eating for change” may seem natural, this focus on individual consumer actions differs from past consumer activism that took a more collective approach (see Cohen 2003; Johnston and Cairns...