By Natalie Jovanovski
This quantity addresses how the rhetoric of feminist empowerment has been mixed with mainstream representations of nutrition, therefore making a cultural cognizance round nutrients and consuming that's unmistakably pathological. all through, Natalie Jovanovski discusses key texts written by means of girls, for ladies: best-selling vitamin books, renowned cookbooks produced via girl foodstuff celebrities, and iconic feminist self-help texts. this can be the 1st ebook to have interaction in a feminist research of body-policing meals traits that spotlight particularly at the use of feminist rhetoric as a damaging element of foodstuff tradition. there's a smorgasbord of doubtless various gender roles for ladies to select from, yet many inspire breaking gender norms and embracing a love of meals whereas perpetuating outdated narratives of guilt and discretion. Digesting Femininities problematizes the gendering of foodstuff and consuming and demanding situations the reader to visualize what a genderless and emancipatory foodstuff tradition could glance like.
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Digesting Femininities: The Feminist Politics of Contemporary Food Culture by Natalie Jovanovski