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Authors:Inger M. Jonsson: Department of Restaurant and Culinary Arts, Örebro University, Sweden
Marianne Pipping Ekström: Department of Restaurant and Culinary Arts, Örebro University, Sweden
Publication title:Self-Management and Meal Experiences in Swedish Prisons
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:025
Article No.:030
Abstract:Prisoners are given a greater responsibility for their daily living. When introducing the self-management system concerning food (planning; cooking and eating); problems occurred; which were not expected by the staff. We were invited to visit a prison for women; where the self-management system had been introduced; to meet their daily living and discuss problems with the prisoners and the staff. We also gave some lectures and together with employees discussed the problems. Although the prison is a closed system; we found equal episodes and feelings as in society. We found fight for positions and identity with the help of food. Food is not feed. Food is a system of communication; as Mary Douglas once stated. Power; gender; ethnicity and culture are key symbols for understanding the problems. Self-management appeared to be a much more complex project than just to learn or practice cooking; which was the original idea of self-management.
Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:6
Pages:291-296
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/025/030/ecp072530.pdf
Available:2007-11-27
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Inger M. Jonsson, Marianne Pipping Ekström (2007). Self-Management and Meal Experiences in Swedish Prisons, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=025;article=030 (accessed 10/25/2014)