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Gender and food: A critical look at the food system (gender lens)

This book, by Shelley Koch, looks at how gender intersects with the different stages of the food supply chain.

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Gender and Food provides an overview of how gender intersects with the food system-from growing and provisioning to preparing and eating. The book takes an intersectional approach, highlighting areas of inequality while examining the global food system.



Koch, S., 2019. Gender and food: A critical look at the food system (gender lens). Rowman & Littlefield, Washington DC.

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