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Understanding food practices and inequality
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Understanding food practices and inequality

Two recent papers by section members are contributing to public conversations about food practices and inequality: In a post for the Work in Progress blog, Priya Fielding-Singh discusses her research on the symbolic meanings parents attach to food in different material circumstances, which was published in Sociological Science. In a Metro news story, Shyon Baumann discusses … Continue reading

Negotiating the pressures of maternal foodwork
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Negotiating the pressures of maternal foodwork

Kate Cairns, Josée Johnston and Merin Oleschuk wrote a short piece for the Gender & Society blog on the pressures mothers face when feeding children. They write: “When it comes to feeding children, mothers today must avoid the appearance of caring too little, or too much. Either extreme garners social stigma, although the penalties are far … Continue reading

New book by Clayton Childress – Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel
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New book by Clayton Childress – Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Congratulations to Clayton Childress on the publication of his book, Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel (Princeton University Press). Description Under the Cover follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia … Continue reading