‘Proper’ food under economic restraints: Gendered food practices and dietary health among socioeconomically disadvantaged

In Denmark, social inequality in health has risen over the past 20 years in spite of political ambitions to the contrary. At the macro-level, it is well-established across both social and health sciences that the most disadvantaged socio-economic groups are also the ones who suffer the most from poor health. But the micro-level foundations of the connections between low socioeconomic status and poor health are decidedly under-researched.

Healthy vs unhealthy food

The research strategy is to combine a qualitative empirical investigation of the everyday social micro-processes in food practices under socioeconomic disadvantaged conditions with a conceptual renewal of current practice theories. Food practices are important for population health and are central to public health strategies, including discourses on ‘proper’ diet.

Food practices are also highly gendered, which is why this project combines two subprojects, each focusing on men and women respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Bente Halkier Professor, Head of PhD programme +4535335044 E-mail
Kia Ditlevsen Assistant Professor +4535333604 E-mail
Lotte Holm Professor +4535332496 E-mail

Funded by:Independent Research Fund Denmark

The project has received funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Project: ‘Proper’ food under economic restraints: Gendered food practices and dietary health among socioeconomically disadvantaged
Period:  2018-2021

Contact

Bente Halkier
Department of Sociology
Mail: beh@soc.ku.dk
Phone: 35 33 50 44