The role of food selection in Swedish Home Economics: the educational visions and cultural meaning
2014 (English)In: Ecology of Food and Nutrition, ISSN 0367-0244, Vol. 53, no 5, 484-502 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article explores foods talked about and chosen in the education of Swedish Home Economics as a relationship between structural processes and agency. Three data sets from observations and focus group interviews with teachers and students were analyzed for food classifications. These were related to a culinary triangle of contradictions, showing factors of identity, convenience and responsibility. Results show that foods talked about and chosen by teachers and students were reflections of dominant cultural values. Results also indicate that teachers had more agency than students, but that the choices they made were framed by educational visions and cultural values.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 53, no 5, 484-502 p.
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences
Research subject Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-202694DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2013.870072ISI: 000340493700002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-202694DiVA: diva2:632865