Presenter Information

Alicia Fawcett, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 1:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

Cooking blogs are a unique medium that allow many people, especially women, to express their love and talent for cooking, while other media is much less accessible to both writers and readers. The majority of cooking blogs are written by women, and the most popular of these offer a distinct performance of gender by their authors and facilitate a community with and among their readers. Each cooking blog is unique in its gender performance and the type of community it creates, influenced by the gender, racial, and classist structures that have permeated other cooking media in its own way. This project will explore how three currently popular cooking blogs written by women ("Love and Lemons," "I Am a Food Blog," and "My New Roots") perform gender and create virtual community by celebrating specific definitions of good food, good cooking, and good eating.

Faculty Sponsor

Mary Beth Mills

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Anthropology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1486

Included in

Anthropology Commons

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Apr 30th, 11:00 AM Apr 30th, 1:55 PM

Gender Performances and Virtual Community in Women's Cooking Blogs

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Cooking blogs are a unique medium that allow many people, especially women, to express their love and talent for cooking, while other media is much less accessible to both writers and readers. The majority of cooking blogs are written by women, and the most popular of these offer a distinct performance of gender by their authors and facilitate a community with and among their readers. Each cooking blog is unique in its gender performance and the type of community it creates, influenced by the gender, racial, and classist structures that have permeated other cooking media in its own way. This project will explore how three currently popular cooking blogs written by women ("Love and Lemons," "I Am a Food Blog," and "My New Roots") perform gender and create virtual community by celebrating specific definitions of good food, good cooking, and good eating.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/92