author={Josephine A. Beoku-Betts},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={535 - 555}
This article examines the significance of cultural practices related to food and women's role in the formation and continuance of these practices in Gullah communities in the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina. I argue that although food preparation, under pressure of dominant cultural practices, may be viewed as a measure of gender inequality and women's subordination in the household, analysis of the relationship between women and food preparation practices can broaden understanding of… Expand
Food, culture and identity in multicultural societies: Insights from Singapore
It is proposed that while cultural food practices are integral to identity preservation and identity continuity for Singaporean women from all three racial groups, this is different to other multicultural societies such as Canada where communities preserve their culturalFood practices, in part, due to fear of cultural identity loss. Expand
Cooking as Inquiry: A Method to Stir Up Prevailing Ways of Knowing Food, Body, and Identity
The paper develops a method of research called ‘ cooking as inquiry. ‘ This method seeks to add layers to the typically disembodied practices of social research that have long overlooked the body andExpand
Between Mothers and Markets
The purpose of this article is to examine the role of homemade food in the construction of family identity. The article examines how homemade, its interface with markets’ competing food offerings,Expand
Food is Good to Teach
Abstract This article focuses on the teaching of culture through the lens of food. It discusses a course of food and culture, in which students considered various foodstuffs and traditions as meansExpand
‘Food is culture, but it's also power’: the role of food in ethnic and gender identity construction among Goan Canadian women
Foodwork and women's primary responsibility for foodwork have long been interpreted by feminist scholars as a site of gender oppression for women; yet the gendered meanings of foodwork areExpand
Occupational Meanings of Food Preparation for Goan Canadian Women
Food-related occupations connect people with bodies, traditions, rituals, community, family, and caring. Food holds sensate memories and may vividly evoke the past. For those who live in a diaspora,Expand
Against the Odds: The Survival of Traditional Food Knowledge in a Rural Alberta Community
The globalization and industrialization of the agri-food system has been linked to declining knowledge and skills in the general population related to growing, preserving and cooking food. In ruralExpand
Seasoning for the Soul: Empowerment Through Food Preparation Among Mexican Women in the Texas Colonias
This article examines the idea of empowerment through food preparation and applies it to a specific context—that of the life of immigrant Mexican women from two South Texas settlement areas, orExpand
In this article we reflect on these contradictions, taking up three questions about gender relations in the contemporary agrifood system. First, we ask how the subordination of women and sublimationExpand
Women and food chains: the gendered politics of food.
hr ge the me oughout history, the social relations of food have been organized along lines of nder. Today, in most societies women continue to carry the responsibility for ntal and manual labor ofExpand


Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work
Housework--often trivialized or simply overlooked in public discourse--contributes in a complex and essential way to the form that families and societies assume. In this innovative study, Marjorie L.Expand
Ethnic and Regional Foodways in the United States: The Performance of Group Identity
" . . . provides valuable information for the specialist in American studies, and for the anthropologist or folklorist focusing on food use, and may also be of interest to the general readingExpand
"Together and in Harness": Women's Traditions in the Sanctified Church
  • C. Gilkes
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1985
All human communities contain enterprising and historically aware members who struggle to maintain the cherished values, statuses, roles, activities, and organizations of earlier generations thatExpand
Black women in America : social science perspectives
Emphasizing work that "frees our imaginations and allows us to conceive new theories, new language, and new questions," the collection seeks to establish the nature of Afro-American women'sExpand
Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South
Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in theExpand
Encounters with American Ethnic Cultures
"Encounters with American Ethnic Cultures" represents a cultural approach to understanding ethnic diversity in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Thirteen chapters, each using an ethnographic fieldExpand
Labor of love, labor of sorrow : black women, work, and the family, from slavery to the present
The forces that shaped the institution of slavery in the American South endured, albeit in altered form, long after slavery was abolished. Toiling in sweltering Virginia tobacco factories or in theExpand
The Second Shift: Working Parents And The Revolution
In this landmark study, sociologist Arlie Hochschild takes us into the homes of two-career parents to observe what really goes on at the end of the "work day." Overwhelmingly, she discovers, it's theExpand
Yoruba Food 1
The subsistence economy of the Yoruba of West Africa, like that of their neighbours, on the Guinea Coast, is based on sedentary hoe agriculture. Hunting, fishing, animal husbandry, and the gatheringExpand