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Neuman, N., Eli, K. & Nowicka, P. (2019). Feeding the extended family: Gender, generation, and socioeconomic disadvantage in food provision to children. Food, Culture, and Society: an international journal of multidisciplinary research, 22(1), 45-62
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feeding the extended family: Gender, generation, and socioeconomic disadvantage in food provision to children
2019 (English)In: Food, Culture, and Society: an international journal of multidisciplinary research, ISSN 1552-8014, E-ISSN 1751-7443, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 45-62Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper examines how US parents and grandparents describe their provision of food to preschool-age children. Drawing on 49 interviews with 16 families, most of which were socio-economically disadvantaged, we argue that gender and generation intersect in everyday efforts to care for children’s eating. The analysis explores gendered divisions of foodwork, highlights the struggles of single mothers, and examines fathers’ redefinitions of the paternal role to include feeding and caring for children. At the core of the analysis, however, is the participants’ emphasis on grandmothers as sources of knowledge and support, with both fathers and mothers citing grandmothers and other women of earlier generations as culinary influences and as role models for good parenting. We thus discuss “feeding the extended family,” and conclude with a discussion about moving beyond the couple-focused paradigm of parenting in research on food and the gendered division of foodwork.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Cultural Studies Gender Studies Other Health Sciences
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357920 (URN)10.1080/15528014.2018.1547066 (DOI)000471768600005 ()
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved
Neuman, N. (2019). On Anorexia Nervosa and the Embodied Being-Toward-Death. In: Tora Holmberg; Annika Jonsson; Fredrik Palm (Ed.), Death Matters: Cultural Sociology of Mortal Life (pp. 107-127). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On Anorexia Nervosa and the Embodied Being-Toward-Death
2019 (English)In: Death Matters: Cultural Sociology of Mortal Life / [ed] Tora Holmberg; Annika Jonsson; Fredrik Palm, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 107-127Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter analyzes recovery stories about anorexia nervosa through re-analyses of narratives from published scientific articles—these articles are using qualitative interviews as their method, and all are written by scholars in health science disciplines such as caring science and clinical psychology. Theoretically, this chapter draws on Heidegger’s existentialist concept of death combined with Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology of embodied perception. The recovery stories highlight notions of life and death for the disorder itself, not just the individual suffering from it, as anorexia nervosa is described as having a life of its own that places the sufferer’s self under siege. Overcoming the disorder is thus not only important to the individual’s survival, but is also framed as an existential prerequisite for the re-birth of a “true self.”

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Keywords
Anorexia nervosa, Eating disorders, Death, Recovery stories, Being-toward-death, Embodied perception, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Cultural Studies
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-381474 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-11485-5_6 (DOI)978-3-030-11484-8 (ISBN)978-3-030-11485-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-10 Created: 2019-04-10 Last updated: 2019-04-26
Neuman, N. (2019). On fathering and “healthy eating” in everyday life in Sweden: A practice-theoretical analysis. Revue des sciences sociales, 61, 120-129
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On fathering and “healthy eating” in everyday life in Sweden: A practice-theoretical analysis
2019 (English)In: Revue des sciences sociales, Vol. 61, p. 120-129Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses discussions about "healthy eating" from qualitative interviews with 31 men in Sweden (22-88 years old), through a practice-theoretical approach. The aim is to explore how the men express facilitators and constraints to healthy eating in their everyday lives. The findings show how "healthiness" is understood both based on culturally shared understandings and embodied experiences, as opposed to factual deliberation, how procedures and social conventions are expressed as interfering with healthier priorities and how eating is interrelated with engagements with other practices, primarily related to fatherhood. It is particularly argued that fathering, theorised as a gendered "meta-practice" governing the men’s relationships with eating, is expressed as a window of opportunity for healthier eating.

Abstract [fr]

Par l’approche de la théorie des pratiques, cet article étudie les rhétoriques du « manger sain » à travers l’analyse de récits d’entretien d’un groupe de 31 hommes suédois (22-88 ans). L’objectif est de comprendre quels sont les facteurs qui facilitent ou limitent les pratiques du « manger sain » au quotidien. Les résultats montrent que ce qui est perçu comme « sain » par ces hommes relève aussi bien de représentations partagées que d’expériences corporelles, par opposition à une décision individuelle et rationnelle basée sur l’évaluation des faits. Manger est corrélé à d’autres engagements dans d’autres pratiques, principalement liées à la paternité. L’article met notamment en évidence que la paternité, théorisée comme une « méta-pratique » genrée qui gouverne le rapport des hommes à leur alimentation, devient un espace pour négocier de nouvelles opportunités et développer des habitudes alimentaires plus saines.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Strasbourg: , 2019
Keywords
fatherhood, food consumption, health, masculinity, social conventions, theories of practice, Paternité, consommations alimentaires, santé, masculinité, conventions sociales, théorie de la pratique
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-380107 (URN)
Available from: 2019-03-25 Created: 2019-03-25 Last updated: 2019-07-03Bibliographically approved
Neuman, N. (2019). On the Engagement with Social Theory in Food Studies: From Cultural Symbols to Social Practices. Food, Culture, and Society: an international journal of multidisciplinary research, 22(1), 78-94
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the Engagement with Social Theory in Food Studies: From Cultural Symbols to Social Practices
2019 (English)In: Food, Culture, and Society: an international journal of multidisciplinary research, ISSN 1552-8014, E-ISSN 1751-7443, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 78-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is based on a two-part argument. First, food studies should be more engaged in social theory. I argue that a greater engagement with theoretical debates and developments, as well as clearer theoretical conflicts in the field, would increase both our empirical knowledge of food issues and the understanding of general social-theoretical problems. This will not reduce food to a simple means of “studying something else,” but, on the contrary, to highlight the exceptionality of food issues. Second, I exemplify such a commitment with a particular theoretical direction. I argue that food studies has been skewed toward research on the communicative aspects of food and eating (identity, cultural symbolism, social movement action, etc.), while increased engagements with contemporary theories of practice would provide the field with a broader diversity where the inconspicuous, ordinary, unreflective, mundane, and (more or less) unnoticed are given as much attention as the conspicuous, special, reflexive, extraordinary, and symbolically loaded.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
food studies, social theory, sociology of food and eating, theories of practice, food consumption, cultural symbols, identity, social practices
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-363958 (URN)10.1080/15528014.2018.1547069 (DOI)000471768600007 ()
Available from: 2018-10-22 Created: 2018-10-22 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved
Neuman, N. (2018). An imagined culinary community: Stories of morality and masculinity in “Sweden – the new culinary nation”. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 18(2), 149-162
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An imagined culinary community: Stories of morality and masculinity in “Sweden – the new culinary nation”
2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 149-162Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to explore the promotion of Swedish culinary excellence. While previous studies have mainly focused on how cuisine is used to construct the nation, this paper has turned the analysis around. Thus, it critically examines how pre-established assumptions about the nation serve as a resource to promote food. The data are based on texts and images from organisations promoting Sweden and Swedish food as well as on field notes from three observations of food fairs and one observation of the chef competition Bocuse d’Or Europe 2014. First, the paper argues that in their promotion of Swedish culinary excellence the food and hospitality industry actors draw on notions of morality, namely inclusivity for all and assumed ethical responsibilities for the environment and non-human animals. Second, the paper contends that the spearheads of culinary excellence were mostly a homogeneous group of urban, male chefs and the top restaurants. Male celebrity chefs were represented not only as “progressive” and “laid-back” guys but also as competitive and success-driven entrepreneurs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
culinary nationalism, gastronomy, celebrity chefs, egalitarianism, masculinity
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-324070 (URN)10.1080/15022250.2017.1338616 (DOI)000428305200003 ()
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2018-07-18Bibliographically approved
Neuman, N. & Yngve, A. (2018). Aspects of Food, Nutrition, and Health in Sweden (1ed.). In: Veslemøy Andersen; Eirin Bar; Gun Wirtanen (Ed.), Nutritional and Health Aspects of Traditional and Ethnic Foods of Nordic Countries: (pp. 73-97). Amsterdam: Elsevier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aspects of Food, Nutrition, and Health in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Nutritional and Health Aspects of Traditional and Ethnic Foods of Nordic Countries / [ed] Veslemøy Andersen; Eirin Bar; Gun Wirtanen, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2018, 1, p. 73-97Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter outlines aspects of food consumption, nutrition, and health in Sweden. It starts out with a brief contextualization of the contemporary conditions of food and nutrition in the country and is followed by a presentation of results and comparisons between the few large-scale dietary surveys. The chapter then discusses the survey results in more detail, with a sociological view on dietary habits in relation to sociodemographics. The subsequent section consists of discussions about the country’s (and the whole planet’s) most recent dietary concerns that are becoming just as important as that of public health: food consumption and climate change. The final section of the chapter then provides some concluding remarks about the prospects of public health nutrition in relation to climate change in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Elsevier Traditional and Ethnic Food Series ; 2
National Category
Nutrition and Dietetics Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-360858 (URN)9780128094167 (ISBN)9780128094563 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-19 Created: 2018-09-19 Last updated: 2020-01-22
Bååth, J. & Neuman, N. (2018). Genusmönster på svensk måltidslitteratur: Eller konsten att döma boken efter omslaget. In: Karsten Thurfjell; Charlotte Birnbaum (Ed.), O.S.A.: Gastronomisk kalender 2019 (pp. 98-114). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genusmönster på svensk måltidslitteratur: Eller konsten att döma boken efter omslaget
2018 (Swedish)In: O.S.A.: Gastronomisk kalender 2019 / [ed] Karsten Thurfjell; Charlotte Birnbaum, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2018, p. 98-114Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Detta kapitel är finansierat med generöst bidrag från Gastronomiska stiftelsen. Författarna har bidragit i lika stor utsträckning genom ansökningsprocessen, materialbearbetningen och skrivandet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2018
Keywords
måltid, måltidsforskning, måltidslitteratur, genus, kockar, gastronomi, kokböcker, stjärnkockar
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Cultural Studies Gender Studies
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-364869 (URN)9789173319379 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-05 Created: 2018-11-05 Last updated: 2019-04-04Bibliographically approved
Lövestam, E., Neuman, N. & Nowicka, P. (2018). Kritisk dietetik: självreflektion, ödmjukhet och dialog [Letter to the editor]. DietistAktuellt, XXVII(2), 46-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kritisk dietetik: självreflektion, ödmjukhet och dialog
2018 (Swedish)In: DietistAktuellt, Vol. XXVII, no 2, p. 46-48Article in journal, Letter (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Tack vare medel från Vetenskapsrådet och Letterstedtska föreningen anordnade vi den 25 augusti konferensen ”The 1st Scandinavian Critical Dietetics Conference”, som syftade till att introducera ämnet kritisk dietetik i Sverige. I Dietistaktuellt nr 6 2017 skriver redaktören Magnus Forslin en personlig reflektion på åtta sidor där han angriper konferensen och de diskussioner som fördes där. Tonen i texten – kombinerat med associationer till bl a förintelseförnekelse och stalinism samt hånfulla illustrationer – inbjuder tyvärr inte till dialog. Istället för att ge oss in i en debatt på de premisserna tar vi tillfället i akt att kort och koncist lyfta några punkter om kritisk dietetik som vi gärna förtydligar. Då många av de antaganden och insinuationer som görs i artikeln saknar grund vill vi också bjuda in Dietistaktuellts läsare att själva ta del av konferensens presentationer, vilka ligger öppet på Institutionen för kostvetenskap, Uppsala Universitets webbplats.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bjuv: , 2018
Keywords
dietetik, kostvetenskap, socioekonomi, ojämlikhet
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
History of Art
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341378 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-06849
Available from: 2018-02-07 Created: 2018-02-07 Last updated: 2018-02-13Bibliographically approved
Neuman, N. & Leer, J. (2018). Nordic cuisine but national identities: “The New Nordic Cuisine” and the gastronationalist projects of Denmark and Sweden. Anthropology of Food (13)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordic cuisine but national identities: “The New Nordic Cuisine” and the gastronationalist projects of Denmark and Sweden
2018 (English)In: Anthropology of Food, ISSN 1609-9168, E-ISSN 1609-9168, no 13Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is a cross-national comparison of how food is promoted on tourism websites offering information about Denmark and Sweden – two countries with big national projects targeting the promotion of culinary excellence, following the initiation of “New Nordic Cuisine” (NNC) in 2004. The aim is to study similarities and differences in the projects of these two countries, both quantitatively and qualitatively. 21 out of 33 (approx. 64%) Danish texts referred to a shared Nordic culinary identity, whereas this was only the case in five out 51 (approx. 10%) of the Swedish texts. Moreover, the qualitative analysis also revealed that “Nordic” cuisine was almost interchangeably connected to Danish cuisine, while in Sweden NNC was more peripheral and culinary excellence was construed as specifically Swedish. We thus criticise the generally accepted idea that NNC is a post-national food movement, seeing it instead as a means to achieve different gastronationalist ends for these two Nordic countries.

National Category
Cultural Studies Social Anthropology Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-350260 (URN)
Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2018-08-01Bibliographically approved
Neuman, N. & Lövestam, E. (2018). Toward a critical dietetics in the Nordic countries. Journal of Critical Dietetics, 4(1), 5-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Toward a critical dietetics in the Nordic countries
2018 (English)In: Journal of Critical Dietetics, ISSN 1923-1237, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 5-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Whereas Critical Dietetics is still primarily centered in the Anglo-American countries, the movement is expanding internationally and has recently come to develop in the Nordic countries as well. On the 25th of August 2017, the first conference for Critical Dietetics in Scandinavia was held at Uppsala University, Sweden, and, following this, a network has been established: The Nordic Network for Critical Dietetics (NNCD). This paper is yet another step in this internationalization of Critical Dietetics. We discuss why we think that the Nordic countries have great potential to develop Critical Dietetics into an influential part of the future development of this promising international movement. We then explore three areas of controversy from a Nordic context that we see as touching upon, or being relevant for, Critical Dietetics. These are thematized as 1) challenges to individualism and cognitivism in behavioral change policies, 2) working against body weight and “bad lifestyles” stigmatization, and 3) trust and recognition: challenges to the professions. Each area is illustrated by a few examples of Nordic research and current public debates and campaigns from Sweden. The main argument is that the Nordic region already has a soil in which seeds of Critical Dietetics have been sown; it is time for them to grow.

National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-350257 (URN)
Available from: 2018-05-08 Created: 2018-05-08 Last updated: 2018-05-28Bibliographically approved
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