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Making Dinner

How American Home Cooks Produce and Make Meaning Out of the Evening Meal

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Making Dinner by Roblyn Rawlins
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With a vast selection of foods and thousands of recipes to choose from, how do home cooks in America decide what to cook - and what does their cooking mean to them? Answering this question, Making Dinner is an empirical study of home cooking in the United States. Drawing on a combination of research methods, which includes in-depth interviews with over 50 cooks and cooking journals documenting over 300 home-cooked dinners, Roblyn Rawlins and David Livert explore how American home cooks think and feel about themselves, food, and cooking. Their findings reveal distinct types of cook-the family-first cook, the traditional cook, and the keen cook -and demonstrate how personal identities, family relationships, ideologies of gender and parenthood, and structural constraints all influence what ends up on the plate. Rawlins and Livert reveal research that fills the data gap on practices of home cooking in everyday life. This is an important contribution to fields such as food studies, health and nutrition, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, gender studies, and American studies.

Author Biography

Roblyn Rawlins is Professor of Sociology at The College of New Rochelle, USA. David Livert is Associate Professor of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley, USA.
Release date NZ
January 10th, 2019
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 bw illus
Imprint
Bloomsbury Academic
Pages
232
ISBN-13
9781474252553
Product ID
28145130

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