Changing Families, Changing Food

  • Peter Jackson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Food as a Lens on Family Life

  3. Pregnancy and Motherhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Rebekah Fox, Paula Nicolson, Kristin Heffernan
      Pages 57-74
  4. Childhood and Family Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Alan Metcalfe, Caroline Dryden, Maxine Johnson, Jenny Owen, Geraldine Shipton
      Pages 93-117
    3. Lindsay Blank, Paul Bissell, Elizabeth Goyder, Heather Clark
      Pages 118-128
  5. Family Meals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Peter Jackson, Sarah Olive, Graham Smith
      Pages 131-145
  6. Family and Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Megan Blake, Jody Mellor, Lucy Crane, Brigitta Osz
      Pages 187-204
    3. Trish Green, Jenny Owen, Penny Curtis, Graham Smith, Paul Ward, Pamela Fisher
      Pages 205-225
    4. Oscar Forero, Katie Ellis, Alan Metcalfe, Rebecca Brown
      Pages 226-245
    5. Peter Jackson
      Pages 246-250
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-292

About this book


Approaching family through the lens of food, this book provides a new perspective on the diversity of contemporary family life, challenging received ideas about the decline of the family meal, the individualization of food choice and the relationship between professional advice on healthy eating and the everyday practices of 'doing family'.


childhood community emotion Familie Generation Ideologie Institution organization perception

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK

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