Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

by Luci AttalaEmma-Jayne Abbots and Anna Lavis

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/01/2018

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Critically reflecting on the interplays between food and care, this multidisciplinary volume asks 'why do individuals, institutions and agencies care about what other people eat?' It explores how acts of caring about food and eating shape and intervene in individual bodies as well as being enacted in and through those bodies. In so doing, the volume extends current critical debates regarding food and care as political mechanisms through which social hierarchies are constructed and both self and 'other' (re)produced. Addressing the ways in which eating and caring interact on multiple scales and sites - from public health and clinical settings to the market, the home and online communities - Careful Eating asks what 'eating' and 'caring' are, what relationships they create and rupture, and how their interplay is experienced in myriad spaces of everyday life. Taking account of this two-directional flow of engagement between eating and caring, the chapters are organized into three central theoretical dimensions: how eating practices mobilize discourses and forms of care; how discourses and practices of care (look to) shape particular forms of eating and food preferences; and how it is often in the bodies of individual consumers that eating and care encounter one another.
ISBN:
9781138308473
9781138308473
Category:
Dietetics & nutrition
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
24-01-2018
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
244
Dimensions (mm):
234x156mm
Weight:
0.45kg

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