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Food provisioning, anxiety and control. The process of feeding from the perspective of the mothers

Thorsted, Stine LU and Anving, Terese LU (2007) The Nordic Consumer Policy Research Conference p.1-20
Abstract
Food and feeding is an important part in bringing up children. It is one way in which children become socialized; it gives rise to both pleasure and anxiety. In this article Marjorie DeVault’s understanding of food management is combined with the concept of responsibilisation. Building on in-depth interviews with mothers from different socio-economic backgrounds and focusing on their different experiences, we see the work of food managing as processual and interactional. There is a tension between trying to put norms into practice and at the same time dealing with specific, often uncertain, situations. In such a circumstance feelings of anxiety and the exertion of control manifest themselves in direct as well as indirect ways.
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responsibilisation, food, anxiety, sociology, family, sociologi, control, socialisation
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20 pages
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The Nordic Consumer Policy Research Conference
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English
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  abstract     = {Food and feeding is an important part in bringing up children. It is one way in which children become socialized; it gives rise to both pleasure and anxiety. In this article Marjorie DeVault’s understanding of food management is combined with the concept of responsibilisation. Building on in-depth interviews with mothers from different socio-economic backgrounds and focusing on their different experiences, we see the work of food managing as processual and interactional. There is a tension between trying to put norms into practice and at the same time dealing with specific, often uncertain, situations. In such a circumstance feelings of anxiety and the exertion of control manifest themselves in direct as well as indirect ways.},
  author       = {Thorsted, Stine and Anving, Terese},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--20},
  title        = {Food provisioning, anxiety and control. The process of feeding from the perspective of the mothers},
  year         = {2007},
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