Gender Norms and Food Behaviors

In Paul Thompson & David Kaplan (eds.), Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics (2014)
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Food behaviors, both private and public, are deeply affected by gender norms concerning both masculinity and femininity. In some ways, food-centered activities constitute gender relations and identities across cultures. This entry provides a non-exhaustive overview of how gender norms bear on food behaviors broadly construed, focusing on three categories: food production, food preparation, and food consumption.

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