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Eating TogetherFood, Friendship, and Inequality$
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Alice P. Julier

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037634

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.001.0001

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Artfulness, Solidarity, and Intimacy

Artfulness, Solidarity, and Intimacy

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(p.185) 6. Artfulness, Solidarity, and Intimacy
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Eating Together
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Alice P. Julier

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.003.0006

This chapter reviews some of the themes emergent from the analysis in this volume, including insights about non-kin relationships, the role of gender and gendered labor in creating events and relationships, how class resources remain a significant factor in defining people's social practices, and how domestic space is involved in structuring choice. It argues that people create bonds of intimacy with some degree of choice in non-kin relationships, using food and the household as material sites for its enactment. At the same time, the form of the event, the kind of food served, who prepares it, and how it is served indicate the nature of the relationships being created. While there appears to be a discourse of comfort and informality that governs contemporary sociability, it appears that people still use such occasions to draw boundaries around like others, a process that often mirrors geographic and social segregation by race.

Keywords:   social meals, non-kin relationships, gender, social class, social practice, domestic space, social segregation, sociability

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