Gender and food practices - from seed to waste, an introduction

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In nearly all societies gender has been, and continues to be, central in defining roles and responsibilities related to the production, manufacturing, provisioning, eating, and disposal of food. The 2016 Yearbook of Women’s History presents a collection of new contributions that look into the diversity of these gendered food-related practices to uncover new insights into the shifting relations of gender across food systems. Authors explore changing understandings and boundaries of food-related activities at the intersection of food and gender, across time and space. Look out for intriguing contributions that range from insights into the lives of market women in late medieval food trades in the Low Countries, the practices of activist women in the garbage movement of prewar Tokyo, the way grain storage technologies affect women in Zimbabwe, through to the impact of healthy eating blogs in the digital age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Yearbook of Women's History
EditorsBettina Bock, Jessica Duncan
PublisherUitgeverij Verloren
ISBN (Electronic)9789087046576
ISBN (Print)9789087046262
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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