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Women's Food Matters

Stirring the Pot

Authors: Swinbank, Vicki A.

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  • Focuses on the many positive aspects of women's relationship to food, including the rich history of women’s intergenerational food knowledge, and women’s central role in the development and maintenance of food systems and cultures
  • Emphasises that women’s crucial role in developing and maintaining sustainable food systems has not been sufficiently recognized
  • Acknowledges the central role of women in the development and preservation of food cultures
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About this book

Women have always been inextricably linked to food, especially in its production and preparation. This link, which applies cross-culturally, has seldom been fully acknowledged or celebrated.  The role of women in this is usually taken for granted and therefore often rendered unimportant or invisible. This book presents a wide-ranging, interdiscplinary and comprehensive feminist analysis of women’s central role in many aspects of the world’s food systems and cultures. This central role is examined through a range of lenses, namely cross-cultural, intergenerational, and socially diverse.  

About the authors

Vicki Swinbank is an Independent Researcher and Writer. She obtained a PhD in 2008 from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests focus on feminist politics and food issues. She has published on issues including food entitlement as a human right; the debate within feminism on vegetarianism; the sexual politics of cooking; and food and migrant identity. 

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“This groundbreaking interdisciplinary feminist study offers a new perspective on how, and why, women’s food matters throughout history and in our contemporary world. As one of the first studies to combine a focus on food production, processing and cooking, on food cultures and food systems, Swinbank puts women’s knowledge and creativity at center stage in the reproduction and transformation of culture and agriculture. Women’s Food Matters provides a theoretically rich contribution that is jargon-free, making it an appropriate choice for classes at any level, as well as for the general reader. Destined to “stir the pot” of contemporary food studies.” (Professor David E. Sutton, Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University) 

“Women’s Food Matters provides a comprehensive and overarching historical and cross-cultural view of women’s food-work and the important role women have played in shaping the food landscape from production through consumption. Drawing from examples around the world, Swinbank illustrates how women’s food knowledge and practices must be considered in addressing some of the most pressing problems facing the food system today.” (Dr Deborah Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas) 

“Radical feminism has just taken its long-awaited seat at the food studies table. In Women’s Food Matters, Vicki Swinbank reminds us that women's inter-generational food knowledge – its production, preparation and consumption - is at the heart of most food cultures. In her original radical feminist analysis of women's role in various food systems throughout history, Swinbank powerfully sets out the erosion of women’s knowledge by patriarchal and capitalist systems that have contributed to everything from taking credit for women’s recipes in contemporary culinary culture to industrialised farming and genetically-modified crops. Women’s Food Matters is consistently engaging, informative and persuasively argued; both taking us back to the wonderful memories of being in grandma’s kitchen, and into the diverse and widely-politicised world of the global food system.” (Dr Natalie Jovanovski, Lecturer and DECRA Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women's Food Matters
Book Subtitle
Stirring the Pot
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70396-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70396-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70395-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 233
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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