Radical Homemakers

Author: Shannon Hayes
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 0979439116
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-294) and index.

Die Liebhaberinnen

Author: Elfriede Jelinek
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644464612
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Auch in diesem Roman der österreichischen Autorin fasziniert das buchstäblich unheimliche Talent, Alltagsgeschichten auf den Grund zu gehen. Welche Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten hat eine Arbeiterin? Sie kann einen Mann heiraten, der ihr den gesellschaftlichen Aufstieg garantiert. Doch wie andere Möglichkeiten, so sind auch sozial attraktive Männer rar, und die attraktivsten sind schon vergeben. So setzt zwischen zwei «Liebhaberinnen» ein Konkurrenzkampf auf Leben und Besserleben ein, der mit Wucht ausgetragen wird. «Beide ‹Liebhaberinnen› sind die Betrogenen. ‹wenn einer ein schicksal hat, dann ist es ein mann. wenn einer ein schicksal bekommt, dann ist es eine frau.› ... Bestechend an dieser Schriftstellerin ist die Genauigkeit und Schärfe, mit der sie in eine Welt falscher Glücksvorstellungen eindringt.» (Frankfurter Rundschau)

Confronting Postmaternal Thinking

Author: Julie Stephens
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231149211
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Social Science

Investigates oral history, life narratives, and Web blogs to confront the core claims of postmaternal thought and challenges dominant representations of feminism as having forgotten motherhood.

Kochen

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 9783888979897
Release Date: 2014-09-10
Genre: Cooking

Wie kommen wir in unserem täglichen Leben zu einem tieferen Verständnis der Natur und der besonderen Rolle unserer Spezies darin? Am besten geht man dazu einfach in die Küche, meint Michael Pollan. Und das tut er in seinem neuen, aufregenden Buch "Kochen" und vermisst das Terrain der Küche auf ungewohnte Weise. Pollan beschäftigt sich mit den vier klassischen Elementen – Feuer, Wasser, Luft und Erde –, die das, was die Natur uns liefert, in köstliches Essen und Trinken verwandeln, und geht selbst noch einmal in die Lehre: Bei einem Barbecue-Meister lernt er die Magie des Feuers kennen; ein Chez-Panisse-Koch weist ihn in die Kunst des Schmorens ein; ein Bäcker bringt ihm bei, wie Mehl und Wasser durch Luft in duftendes Brot verwandelt werden; und die 'Fermentos', eine Gruppe verrückter Genies, zu denen ein Brauer und ein Käser gehören, zeigen ihm, wie Pilze und Bakterien eine erstaunliche Alchemie zustande bringen. In all diesen Verwandlungsprozessen nehmen die Köche eine besondere Position ein: die zwischen Natur und Kultur. Mit Pollan lernen auch die Leser, wie uns das Kochen verbindet:?mit Pflanzen und Tieren, mit der Erde und den Bauern, unserer Geschichte und Kultur und natürlich mit den Menschen, mit denen und für die wir kochen. Wenn wir die Freude am Kochen zurückgewinnen, das ist das Fazit dieses wunderbaren Buchs, öffnet sich die Tür zu einem reicheren Leben.

Homeward Bound

Author: Emily Matchar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451665451
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Social Science

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Food and Development

Author: E.M. Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135999414
Release Date: 2013-06-19
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have too little food and die as a consequence, some people have too much food and die from associated diseases. Furthermore, some methods of food production create social dislocation and deadly environments where biodiversity is eroded and pollution is rampant. While guaranteeing enough food for the world’s inhabitants continues to be a serious challenge, new issues about food have emerged. Food and Development is a lively and lucidly written text which provides a clear and accessible introduction to these complex and diverse food related problems. It explores the continued prevalence of mass under nutrition in the developing world; acute food crises in some places associated with conflict; the emergence of over nutrition in the developing world and the vulnerability of the contemporary global food production system. The text identifies the major problems and analyzes factors at international, national and local scales to understand their continued prevalence. The book concludes by evaluating the potential of some oppositional forces to challenge the hegemony of the contemporary food system. This timely and original text will be invaluable to undergraduates interested in the challenges surrounding food and development. The text is richly filled with case studies from the Global North and South to illustrate the nature and extent of these urgent issues and their interrelated nature. Each chapter contains a range of features to assist undergraduate learning, including: learning objective, key concepts, summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites, and follow up activities.

Soil Sisters

Author: Lisa Kivirist
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550926026
Release Date: 2016-01-25
Genre: Business & Economics


Getting Past Capitalism

Author: Cynthia C. Kaufman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739172803
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science

Getting Past Capitalism begins with a critique of the impacts of capitalism on human society and the environment. By taking a fresh look at what capitalism is and at how it is reproduced, it is able to offer realistic and inspiring ways to move beyond capitalism to already existing alternatives.

Remaking Home Economics

Author: Sharon Y. Nickols
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820348063
Release Date: 2015-06
Genre: Education

An interdisciplinary effort of scholars from history, women's studies, and family and consumer sciences, Remaking Home Economics covers the field's history of opening career opportunities for women and responding to domestic and social issues. Calls to “bring back home economics” miss the point that it never went away, say Sharon Y. Nickols and Gwen Kay—home economics has been remaking itself, in study and practice, for more than a century. These new essays, relevant for a variety of fields—history, women's studies, STEM, and family and consumer sciences itself—take both current and historical perspectives on defining issues including home economics philosophy, social responsibility, and public outreach; food and clothing; gender and race in career settings; and challenges to the field's identity and continuity. Home economics history offers a rich case study for exploring common ground between the broader culture and this highly gendered profession. This volume describes the resourcefulness of past scholars and professionals who negotiated with cultural and institutional constraints to produce their work, as well as the innovations of contemporary practitioners who continue to change the profession, including its name and identity. The widespread urge to reclaim domestic skills, along with a continual need for fresh ways to address obesity, elder abuse, household debt, and other national problems affirms the field's vitality and relevance. This volume will foster dialogue both inside and outside the academy about the changes that have remade (and are remaking) family and consumer sciences. Contributors: Elizabeth L. Andress, Rima D. Apple, Jorge H. Atiles, Susan F. Clark, Billie J. Collier, Caroline E. Crocoll, Stephanie M. Foss, Gwen Kay, Emma M. Laing, Richard D. Lewis, Peggy S. Meszaros, Rachel Louise Moran, Virginia Moxley, Sharon Y. Nickols, Margarete Ordon, Linda Przybyszewski, Penny A. Ralston, Jane Schuchardt.

The Future of Consumer Society

Author: Maurie J. Cohen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191081019
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Consumer society in the United States and other countries is receding due to demographic ageing, rising income inequality, political paralysis, and resource scarcity. At the same time, steady jobs that compensate employees on a salaried or hourly basis are being replaced by freelancing and contingent work. The rise of the so-called sharing economy, the growth of do-it-yourself production, and the spreading popularity of economic localization are evidence that people are striving to find new ways to ensure livelihoods for themselves and their families in the face of profound change. Indications are that we are at the early stages of a transition away from a system of social organization predicated on consumerism. These developments have prompted some policy makers to suggest providing households with a non-labor source of income that would enable more adequate satisfaction of their basic needs. These proposals include a universal basic income, a citizen's dividend, and a legal framework for broad-based stock ownership in corporations. However, extreme political fractiousness makes it unlikely that these recommendations will receive prompt and widespread legislative endorsement in most countries. In the meantime, we seem to be moving incontrovertibly toward a twenty-first century version of feudalism. How might we chart a different path founded on social inclusiveness and economic security? A practicable option entails establishment of networks of interlinked worker-consumer cooperatives that organizationally unify production and consumer. Such modes of mutual assistance already exist and The Future of Consumer Society profiles several successful examples from around the world. If replicated and scaled, worker-consumer cooperatives could smooth the transition beyond consumer society and facilitate a future premised on sufficiency, resiliency, and well-being.

Food Feminisms Rhetorics

Author: Melissa A. Goldthwaite
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809335909
Release Date: 2017-06-19
Genre: Cooking

Inspired by the need for interpretations and critiques of the varied messages surrounding what and how we eat, Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics collects eighteen essays that demonstrate the importance of food and food-related practices as sites of scholarly study, particularly from feminist rhetorical perspectives.

Food and Femininity

Author: Kate Cairns
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780857855565
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Social Science

Over the space of a few generations, women's relationship with food has changed dramatically. Yet � despite significant advances in gender equality � food and femininity remain closely connected in the public imagination as well as the emotional lives of women. While women encounter food-related pressures and pleasures as individuals, the social challenge to perform food femininities remains: as the nurturing mother, the talented home cook, the conscientious consumer, the svelte and health-savvy eater. In Food and Femininity, Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston explore these complex and often emotionally-charged tensions to demonstrate that food is essential to the understanding of femininity today. Drawing on extensive qualitative research in Toronto, they present the voices of over 100 food-oriented men and women from a range of race and class backgrounds. Their research reveals gendered expectations to purchase, prepare, and enjoy food within the context of time crunches, budget restrictions, political commitments, and the pressure to manage health and body weight. The book analyses how women navigate multiple aspects of foodwork for themselves and others, from planning meals, grocery shopping, and feeding children, to navigating conflicting preferences, nutritional and ethical advice, and the often-inequitable division of household labour. What emerges is a world in which women's choices continue to be closely scrutinized � a world where 'failing' at food is still perceived as a failure of femininity. A compelling rethink of contemporary femininity, this is an indispensable read for anyone interested in the sociology of food, gender studies and consumer culture.

Doing Nutrition Differently

Author: Allison Hayes-Conroy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317148593
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Genre: Science

'Hegemonic nutrition' is produced and proliferated by a wide variety of social institutions such as mainstream nutrition science, clinical nutrition as well as those less classically linked such as life science/agro-food companies, the media, family, education, religion and the law. The collective result is an approach to and practice of nutrition that alleges not only one single, clear-cut and consented-upon set of rules for 'healthy eating,' but also tacit criteria for determining individual fault, usually some combination of lack of education, motivation, and unwillingness to comply. Offering a collection of critical, interdisciplinary replies and responses to the matter of 'hegemonic nutrition' this book presents contributions from a wide variety of perspectives; nutrition professionals and lay people, academics and activists, adults and youth, indigenous, Chicana/o, Latina/o, Environmentalist, Feminist and more. The critical commentary collectively asks for a different, more attentive, and more holistic practice of nutrition. Most importantly, this volume demonstrates how this 'new' nutrition is actually already being performed in small ways across the American continent. In doing so, the volume empowers diverse knowledges, histories, and practices of nutrition that have been marginalized, re-casts the objectives of dietary intervention, and most broadly, attempts to revolutionize the way that nutrition is done.

The Art of Free Travel

Author: Patrick Jones
Publisher: NewSouth
ISBN: 9781742242125
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Travel

Patrick, Meg and their family had built a happy, sustainable life in regional Victoria. But in late 2013, they found themselves craving an adventure: a road trip. But theirs was a road trip with a difference. With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) and Zero their Jack Russell, they set off on an epic 6,000km year-long cycling journey along Australia’s east coast, from Daylesford to Cape York and back. Their aim was to live as cheaply as possible − guerrilla camping, hunting, foraging and bartering their permaculture skills, and living on a diet of free food, bush tucker, and the occasional fresh road kill. They spent time in Aboriginal communities, joined an anti-fracking blockade, documented edible plants, and dodged speeding cars and trucks on the country’s most dangerous highways. The Art of Free Travel is the remarkable story of a rule-breaking year of ethical living.

Creativity as Sacrifice

Author: James M. Watkins
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN: 9781451472189
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Religion

Creativity as Sacrifice argues for a theological methodology in engaging the arts and puts forward a theological model for understanding human creativity in the light of Jesus' sacrificial redemption. In interdisciplinary dialogue, the author establishes the relevance and applicability of an incarnational and sacrificial model of human creativity. Theological models, as the author argues, engage the imagination and invoke an invitation to join in the creative vision of God for the world and to embody this vision in one's own creative work.