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Feeding Anxieties: The Politics of Children's Food in Poland

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Volume 6

New Anthropologies of Europe: Perspectives and Provocations

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Feeding Anxieties

The Politics of Children's Food in Poland

Zofia Boni

208 pages, 16 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-871-3 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (March 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80073-872-0 eBook

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“The book provides a detailed and dense study of eating-feeding practices spread among school-age children, their parents and their school environment in post-transitional Poland. The book is very interesting, much needed and refers to the important dimension of late capitalist systems in Central Eastern Europe.” • Tomasz Rakowski, University of Warsaw


Focusing on the underlying politics behind children’s food, this book highlights the variety of social relationships, expectations and emotions ingrained in feeding children in Poland. With rich ethnographic accounts, including research with children, the book demonstrates how families, schools, the food industry and state agencies shape and experience feeding anxieties, and how such anxiety is at the heart of a new form of sociality. The book complicates our understanding of health and modern subjectivity and unpacks what and how we feed children today.

Zofia Boni is a social anthropologist and sociologist. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Zofia’s research interests focus on children's lives and embodied experiences, moral and political economies of food and health and the social dynamics of childhood obesity.

Subject: Food & NutritionAnthropology (General)Sociology
Area: Central/Eastern Europe


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