Changing Families, Changing Food


Jackson, Nicolson, James and Smith’s research (2009) looked at the various ways historical changes in family life and structure (specifically pregnancy and motherhood; childhood and family; family and community) were refracted through the lens of changing patterns of food preparation and consumption.

Aside from the Final Report, there are a couple of freebies that might be of interest to a-level sociology teachers.

The first is the Summary Report – a PowerPoint Presentation that contains a range of slides focused around the research findings but which also include information on family definitions, diversity and so forth.

The second is a PowerPoint Presentation looking at Fathers and Foodwork – an interesting dimension to something like the domestic labour debate – one neither students nor examiners will be (over) familiar with…

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