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Subversive Cooking in Liberal Feminism, 1963–1985

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

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This study turns the opposition between feminism and feminized tasks on its head, showing that rather than avoiding cooking, some liberal feminists proposed ways of cooking that challenged patriarchal institutions. I show how subordinate populations can develop ways of subversively engaging with tasks that are typically seen as oppressive, using them in an attempt to advance their social position.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank Mary Blair-Loy, Elizabeth Borland, Laura Rogers, Jennifer Nations, and my writing groups in both New York City and San Diego for their feedback on drafts of this chapter. This research was completed with the assistance of a dissertation grant from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Citation

Williams, S.J. (2016), "Subversive Cooking in Liberal Feminism, 1963–1985", Gender and Food: From Production to Consumption and After (Advances in Gender Research, Vol. 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 265-286. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1529-212620160000022022

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