Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

2019 Edition
| Editors: David M. Kaplan

Food Worlds, Film, and Gender

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1179-9_497



Food and film are a recognized subfield in film scholarship (Ferry 2003; Keller 2006; Zimmerman 2010; Bower 2012; Baron et al. 2014), and food and gender are thoroughly explored in women’s and gender studies (Allen 1984; Counihan 1999; Bordo 2003; Avakian and Haber 2005; Inness 2011). This entry brings together these two areas by way of the concept of “food worlds.” I shall begin with a brief description of the concept “food world,” describe existing scholarship on food and gender and on food and film, and then show that most films assume and illustrate gendered food worlds.

I am using the term “food world” to refer to the meanings that food and the activities surrounding food and eating have for a person. Each of us bears particular relationships to eating and food, and these relationships are shaped by our experiences, as well as biologically and culturally...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilantiUSA