Men, masculinity and food: interviews with Finnish carpenters and engineers

  title={Men, masculinity and food: interviews with Finnish carpenters and engineers},
  author={Gun Roos and Ritva S Pr{\"a}tt{\"a}l{\"a} and Katriina Koski},
This study explores how Finnish men from two occupational groups describe food in their everyday life. The concept of masculinity is used in interpreting men's food-related behaviours and beliefs. Data are drawn from semi-structured interviews in the 1990s with twenty carpenters and twenty engineers involved in the building trade. The paper presents analyses of the similarities and differences in how the men talked about meat; vegetables; beer and wine as parts of meals; food as energy, health… 

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