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The Trouble With Snack Time (eBook)

Childrens Food And The Politics Of Parenting

de Jennifer Patico 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: NYU Press
Edição ou reimpressão: agosto de 2020
28,81€
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Uncovers the class and race dimensions of the "cupcake wars"

In the wake of school-lunch reform debates, heated classroom cupcake wars, and concerns over childhood obesity, the diet of American children has become a crisis and the cause of much anxiety among parents.

Many food-conscious parents are well educated, progressive and white, and while they may explicitly value race and class diversity, they also worry about less educated or less well-off parents offering their children food that is unhealthy. Jennifer Patico embedded herself in an urban Atlanta charter school community, spending time at school events, after-school meetings, school lunchrooms, and private homes. Drawing on interviews and ethnographic observation, she details the dilemma for parents stuck between a commitment to social inclusion and a desire for control of their childrens eating. Ultimately, Patico argues that the attitudes of middle-class parents toward food reflect an underlying neoliberal capitalist ethic, in which their need to cultivate proper food consumption for their children can actually work to reinforce class privilege and exclusion.

Listening closely to adults' and children's food concerns,The Trouble with Snack Time explores those unintended effects and suggests how the "crisis" of childrens food might be reimagined toward different ends.

The Trouble With Snack Time
Childrens Food And The Politics Of Parenting
ISBN: 9781479810062 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 08-2020 Editor: NYU Press Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Soc. e Humanas  >  Sociologia

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