A Review of the book Diners, Dudes and Diets by Emily Contois

Authors

  • Janie Perron Université Laval

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v9i1.549

Keywords:

Communication alimentaire, Food Studies, Gender Studies, Études sur le genre

Abstract

Diners, Dudes and Diets by Emily Contois offers a unique opportunity for readers to deepen their understanding of the gendered nature of food in the historical context of the United States. In her book, Contois illustrates how the industry contributes to the construction of gender binaries to increase the sale of its products. The male character, that of the "dude", is intended to appeal to 21st-century male consumers. This study of media representations of food questions the patriarchal system that harms us to varying degrees.

 

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Published

2022-04-14

How to Cite

Perron, J. (2022). A Review of the book Diners, Dudes and Diets by Emily Contois. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v9i1.549