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Shifting Food Practices

Food practices are intertwined with gender relations in various ways. The contributions address from different disciplinary perspectives how processes of change in food practices interact with gender, following food from production to media negotiation. How do existing gender relations inhibit or promote processes of change in food practices? What gendered concepts of pleasure, danger, and health are negotiated around notions of food?

In the open section of the journal, the relationship between scientific and feminist gender knowledge is discussed, the status and potential of social science research on menstruation is reviewed, the liberalisation of abortion law in France and West Germany is examined comparatively, and a biographical-historical essay is devoted to the US activist against child labour Florence Kelley.

As always, four reviews of current publications in gender studies conclude the issue.

Editors: Carla Wember, Jana Rückert-John

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