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À la table des stéréotypes. Dialogue fictif entre un homme et une femme au restaurant

Abstract : This article deals with gender and food in contemporary times, where food technologies and services are becoming more democratic and where egalitarian norms are progressing. The text is based on a fictitious dialogue between a man and a woman in a restaurant. The dialogue is deliberately packed with gender stereotypes in order to make them more visible first, and then to discuss and deconstruct them. Four main issues are investigated: 1) food practices and the social construction of gendered bodies; 2) the place of men in the kitchen, within domestic and professional contexts; 3) the question of the complementarity of sexual social roles; 4) the link between urbanisation and gendered food practices. Our analysis will show the permanence of gender inequalities within food practices while discussing contemporary evolutions of masculinity and femininity. By considering urbanisation as a social process which could reduce some of these inequalities, we focus attention on the necessity of dealing with urban food habits from an intersectional perspective.
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Vulca Fidolini, Tristan Fournier. À la table des stéréotypes. Dialogue fictif entre un homme et une femme au restaurant. Anthropology of Food, 2022, S17, ⟨10.4000/aof.13234⟩. ⟨hal-03711107⟩



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