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The Physical and Emotional Contours of Feeding Labor by School Food Service Employees

Gender and Food: From Production to Consumption and After

ISBN: 978-1-78635-054-1, eISBN: 978-1-78635-053-4

ISSN: 1529-2126

Publication date: 22 August 2016

Abstract

Implications

These findings show that a caring and nurturing style of emotional and physical labor is central in schools with white, middle-class, young students, but that other forms of gendered feeding labor are performed in schools composed of students with different race, class, and age cohorts that emphasize displaying tough-love and efficiency while serving students food. Examining this form of labor allows us to see how social inequalities are maintained and sustained in the school cafeteria.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank the editors for their support in writing this chapter. I am also grateful to my advisors and committee members at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Joan Hermsen, Dr. Jason Rodriquez, Dr. Rebecca Scott, and Dr. Mary Jo Neitz. Lastly, I would also like to thank Braden Leap for continuously encouraging and supporting me.

Citation

Vancil-Leap, A.D. (2016), "The Physical and Emotional Contours of Feeding Labor by School Food Service Employees", Gender and Food: From Production to Consumption and After (Advances in Gender Research, Vol. 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 243-264. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-212620160000022021

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