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© 2009

Children, Food and Identity in Everyday Life

  • Allison James
  • Anne Trine Kjørholt
  • Vebjørg Tingstad
Book

Part of the Studies in Childhood and Youth book series (SCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Allison James, Anne Trine Kjørholt, Vebjørg Tingstad
    Pages 1-12
  3. Allison James, Penny Curtis, Katie Ellis
    Pages 35-51
  4. Wendy Wills, Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Julia Lawton, Mei-Li Roberts
    Pages 52-68
  5. Samantha Punch, Ian McIntosh, Ruth Emond, Nika Dorrer
    Pages 149-171
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-218

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the significance of food practices for childhood identities, from early babyhood to middle childhood and teenage years. It examines how children and families negotiate food and eating practices; what influence the media has on these; the role institutions play; and how far class and ethnicity shape the food that children eat.

Keywords

Baby care childhood children Familie identity Institution primary school women

Editors and affiliations

  • Allison James
    • 1
  • Anne Trine Kjørholt
    • 2
  • Vebjørg Tingstad
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of TrondheimNorway

About the editors

KATHRYN BACKETT-MILBURN is Professor of the Sociology of Families and Health in Community Health Sciences and the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. She is also Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) HELENE BREMBECK is Professor of Ethnology and co-director of the Center for Consumer Science (CFK) at Göteborg University, Sweden JOSEPH BURRIDGE is a part-time teacher in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham, a Sessional Tutor in Media and Communications at Nottingham Trent International College (Kaplan), and a Research Associate at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield, UK DANIEL THOMAS COOK is Associate Professor of Childhood Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University, USA PENNY CURTIS is Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at the University of Sheffield, UK NIKA DORRER is Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling, UK AROLINE DRYDEN is Lecturer in Health Care at the University of Sheffield, UK RUTH EMOND is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Stirling, UK KATIE ELLIS is working on her PhD in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK ALLISON JAMES is Professor of Sociology, Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK ANNE TRINE KJØRHOLT is Associate Professor and Director of Norwegian Centre for Child Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway JULIA KEENAN is Research Assistant at the University of Leeds, UK JULIA LAWTON is Senior Research Fellow in Community Health Sciences, in the Medical School at the University of Edinburgh, UK IAN MCINTOSH is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Applied Social Science at Stirling University, UK ALAN METCALF is working as a researcher on the ESRC funded project The Waste of the World (www.thewasteoftheworld.org) JENNY OWEN is Senior Lecturer in the Public Health section of the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK SAMANTHA PUNCH is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Applied Social Science at Stirling University, UK MEI-LI ROBERTS is Research Fellow at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), UK GERALDINE SHIPTON was previously Senior Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK and is now a psychoanalyst in full-time private practice in Sheffield HELEN STAPLETON is Lecturer in the School of Nursing Midwifery Centre for Health& Social Care Studies and Service Development, University of Sheffield, UK VEBJØRG TINGSTAD is Associate Professor at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway WENDY WILLS is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire's Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC), UK

Bibliographic information

Reviews

'...provides novel understandings of children's everyday food practices and experiences, any why children eat what they do. Such perspectives are notably missing from the public health debates about childhood obesity and could fill a significant gap...a valuable edition to Childhood Studies and Food Studies' - Canadian Journal of Sociology

'...[a] timely contribution...The editors succeed in their attempt to broaden our understanding by pointing to the complexity surrounding children as consumers and social actors across the ages and in different social and cultural locations when engaged in such an everyday practice as eating.' - Dr. Ulla Gustafsson, Network, BSA