Recipes and Reciprocity: Building Relationships in Research (Paperback)

Recipes and Reciprocity: Building Relationships in Research By Hannah Tait Neufeld (Editor), Elizabeth Finnis (Editor) Cover Image
By Hannah Tait Neufeld (Editor), Elizabeth Finnis (Editor)
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Recipes and Reciprocity considers the ways that food and research intersect for both researchers, participants, and communities demonstrating how everyday acts around food preparation, consumption, and sharing can enable unexpected approaches to reciprocal research and fuel relationships across cultures, generations, spaces, and places.

Drawing from research contexts within Canada, Cuba, India, Malawi, Nepal, Paraguay, and Japan, contributors use the sharing of food knowledge and food processes (such as drying, steaming, mixing, grinding, and churning) to examine topics like identity, community-based research ethics, food sovereignty, and nutrition. Each chapter highlights practical and experiential elements of fieldwork, incorporating storytelling, recipes, and methodological practices to offer insight into how food facilitates relationship-building and knowledge-sharing across geographical and cultural boarders. Contributors to this volume bring a range of disciplinary backgrounds--including anthropology, public health, social work, history, and rural studies--to the exploration of global and Indigenous foodways, perceptions around ethical eating and authenticity, language and food preparation, perspectives on healthy eating, and what it means to develop research relationships through food.

Challenging colonial, heteropatriarchal, and methodological divisions between academic and less formal ways of knowing, Recipes and Reciprocity draws critical attention to the ways food can bridge disciplinary and lived experiences, propelling meaningful research and reciprocal relationships.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780887552915
ISBN-10: 0887552919
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Publication Date: August 19th, 2022
Pages: 248
Language: English