Milk, Meat and Maize — Food, Food Security and Changing Gender Identities in Turkana Society

  • Ulrike Schultz
Part of the Frauen · Gesellschaft · Kritik book series (FGK)


Since the 1970s, it is common to consider gender aspects in the discussion of food security. Thereby, emphasis is put on the production and marketing of food, whereas the responsibility of women for the preparation and distribution of food is neglected (i.e. Boserup 1970, Sanday 1971, Quinn 1977). Accordingly, power and influence of women in the family results solely out of their access to productive resources whereas their task to cook for the family is seen as a restriction of their scope of action.


Food Security Gender Relation Gender Aspect Pastoral Society Urban Income 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrike Schultz
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  1. 1.Humboldt Universität zu BerlinDeutschland

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