Chlieb náš každodenný: maskulinita a jedlo v odbornej tlači prvej dekády 21. storočia
OUR DAILY BREAD: MASCULINITIES AND FOOD IN SCIENTIFIC PERIODICALS IN THE FIRST DECADE OF THE 21ST CENTURY
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The main purpose of the paper is to offer an overview of recent research problems and debates concerning the emergence of masculinity/masculinities through the gendered preparation and consumption of food. While it takes the shape of a systematic review of scientific papers related to the mutual interdependence of masculinities and food-related practices in the past decade, it attempts to provide a synthetic snapshot of the field. First of all, an inventory of dominant images of masculinity and food is outlined in order to provide a frame of reference for the subsequent discussion. Masculinity is then examined as an emergent quality of various practices of a) consumption and b) production of food in two chapters. In the first chapter, both the content and forms and attitudes in regard to masculine consumption are discussed, including specifically priorities in food choices and related health issues. In the second chapter, manly cooking as performance (as presented by the media and represented by customs) on the one hand and as a necessity (in purely male groups) on the other is brought under scrutiny.
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