Foodwork as re-articulation of women’s in/visible work: a study of food allergy blogs

Morlacchi, Piera (2020) Foodwork as re-articulation of women’s in/visible work: a study of food allergy blogs. Gender, Work & Organization. pp. 1-40. ISSN 0968-6673

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This paper advances our understanding of foodwork as the organization of women's work and racialized, gendered, and classed inequalities in the provisioning, preparation, and consumption of food. Drawing on notions of the in/visibility of women's work, I conceptualize foodwork as the articulation of visible and invisible women's work in the social organization of everyday food practices. The analysis of three blogs, written by women with, or mothers of children with, food allergies, provides a glimpse into the everyday living with food allergy. The investigation of the actual practices of allergy foodwork shows that they are interactive and intersectional patterns of work and make everyday life possible. The paper maps directions for research to explore how foodwork could be organized differently starting from the transformative potential of everyday food practices, blogs, and food allergy.

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Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Management
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Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2020 08:03
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