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dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorBrannen, Julia
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T12:16:25Z
dc.date.available2021-12-08T12:16:25Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20211208_9781787356559_56
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51824
dc.description.abstractFood is fundamental to health and social participation, yet food poverty has increased in the global North. Adopting a realist ontology and taking a comparative case approach, Families and Food in Hard Times addresses the global problem of economic retrenchment and how those most affected are those with the least resources. Based on research carried out with low-income families with children aged 11-15, this timely book examines food poverty in the UK, Portugal and Norway in the decade following the 2008 financial crisis. It examines the resources to which families have access in relation to public policies, local institutions and kinship and friendship networks, and how they intersect. Through ‘thick description’ of families’ everyday lives, it explores the ways in which low income impacts upon practices of household food provisioning, the types of formal and informal support on which families draw to get by, the provision and role of school meals in children’s lives, and the constraints upon families’ social participation involving food. Providing extensive and intensive knowledge concerning the conditions and experiences of low-income parents as they endeavour to feed their families, as well as children’s perspectives of food and eating in the context of low income, the book also draws on the European social science literature on food and families to shed light on the causes and consequences of food poverty in austerity Europe.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processes::JFFA Poverty & unemployment
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies::JFCV Food & society
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology::JKS Social welfare & social services
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::V Health & personal development::VF Family & health
dc.subject.otherfood security
dc.subject.otherpoverty
dc.subject.otherUK
dc.subject.otherNorway
dc.subject.otherPortugal
dc.subject.otherhealth
dc.subject.otherausterity
dc.subject.otherfood
dc.subject.otherfood poverty
dc.subject.otherfree school meals
dc.titleFamilies and Food in Hard Times
dc.title.alternativeEuropean comparative research
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787356559
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781787356559
oapen.relation.isbn9781787356566
oapen.relation.isbn9781787356573
oapen.relation.isbn9781787356580
oapen.relation.isbn9781787356597
oapen.imprintUCL Press
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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