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The Resource Women redefining the experience of food insecurity : life off the edge of the table, edited by Janet Page-Reeves

Women redefining the experience of food insecurity : life off the edge of the table, edited by Janet Page-Reeves

Label
Women redefining the experience of food insecurity : life off the edge of the table
Title
Women redefining the experience of food insecurity
Title remainder
life off the edge of the table
Statement of responsibility
edited by Janet Page-Reeves
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Women Redefining the Experience of Food Insecurity: Life Off the Edge of the Table is about understanding the relationship between food insecurity and women's agency. The contributors explore both the structural constraints that limit what and how much people eat, and the myriad ways that women creatively and strategically re-structure their own fields of action in relation to food, demonstrating that the nature of food insecurity is multi-dimensional. The chapters portray how women develop strategies to make it possible to have food in the cupboard and on the table. Exploring these themes, this book offers a lens for thinking about the food system that incorporates women as agentive actors and links women's everyday food-related activities with ideas about food justice, food sovereignty, and food citizenship. Taken together, the chapters provide a unique perspective on how we can think broadly about the issue of food insecurity in relation to gender, culture, inequality, poverty, and health disparity. By problematizing the mundane world of how women procure and prepare food in a context of scarcity, this book reveals dynamics, relationships and experiences that would otherwise go unremarked. Normally under the radar, these processes are embedded in power relations that demand analysis, and demonstrate strategic individual action that requires recognition. All of the chapters provide a counter to caricatured notions that the choices women make are irresponsible or ignorant, or that the lives of women from low-income, low-wealth communities are predicated on impotence and weakness
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
641.3
Index
index present
LC call number
GN407
LC item number
.W66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Page-Reeves, Janet
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food supply
  • Food security
  • Food habits
  • Women
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Women redefining the experience of food insecurity : life off the edge of the table, edited by Janet Page-Reeves
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conceptualizing food insecurity and women's agency : a synthetic introduction / Janet Page-Reeves -- Another time of hunger / Teresa Mares -- Women, welfare and food insecurity / Maggie Dickinson -- 'I took the lemons and I made lemonade' : women's quotidian strategies and the re-contouring of food insecurity in a Hispanic community in New Mexico / Janet Page-Reeves [and others] -- Negotiating food security along the U.S.-Mexican border : social strategies, practice, and networks among Mexican immigrant women / Lois Stanford -- 'La lucha diaria' : migrant women in the fight for healthy food / Megan Carney -- Women's knowledge and experiences obtaining food in low-income Detroit neighborhoods / Daniel J. Rose -- Is the cup half empty or half full? Economic transition and changing ideas about food insecurity in rural Costa Rica / David Himmelgreen [and others] -- Salvadoran immigrant women and the culinary making of gendered identities : "food grooming"" as a class and meaning-making process / Sharon Stowers -- The social life of Coca-Cola in Southern Veracruz, Mexico : how women navigate public health messages and social support through drink / Mary Alice Scott -- 'Women not like they used to be' : food and modernity in rural Newfoundland / Lynne Phillips -- Labor and leadership : women in U.S. community food organizing / Christine Porter and LaDonna Redmond -- 'I would have never ... ' : a critical examination of women's agency for food security through participatory action research / Patricia L. Williams
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 323 pages
Isbn
9780739196076
Lccn
2014008782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023934346
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881910149
  • 2351651
Label
Women redefining the experience of food insecurity : life off the edge of the table, edited by Janet Page-Reeves
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conceptualizing food insecurity and women's agency : a synthetic introduction / Janet Page-Reeves -- Another time of hunger / Teresa Mares -- Women, welfare and food insecurity / Maggie Dickinson -- 'I took the lemons and I made lemonade' : women's quotidian strategies and the re-contouring of food insecurity in a Hispanic community in New Mexico / Janet Page-Reeves [and others] -- Negotiating food security along the U.S.-Mexican border : social strategies, practice, and networks among Mexican immigrant women / Lois Stanford -- 'La lucha diaria' : migrant women in the fight for healthy food / Megan Carney -- Women's knowledge and experiences obtaining food in low-income Detroit neighborhoods / Daniel J. Rose -- Is the cup half empty or half full? Economic transition and changing ideas about food insecurity in rural Costa Rica / David Himmelgreen [and others] -- Salvadoran immigrant women and the culinary making of gendered identities : "food grooming"" as a class and meaning-making process / Sharon Stowers -- The social life of Coca-Cola in Southern Veracruz, Mexico : how women navigate public health messages and social support through drink / Mary Alice Scott -- 'Women not like they used to be' : food and modernity in rural Newfoundland / Lynne Phillips -- Labor and leadership : women in U.S. community food organizing / Christine Porter and LaDonna Redmond -- 'I would have never ... ' : a critical examination of women's agency for food security through participatory action research / Patricia L. Williams
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 323 pages
Isbn
9780739196076
Lccn
2014008782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023934346
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881910149
  • 2351651

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