Foodscapes as Gendered Landscapes in West Africa
Food is an integral part of how people interact with landscape, and tasks associated with food production, preparation, and consumption are often strongly gendered. Using gendered taskscapes (Logan and Cruz 2014) as a starting point, we forward the notion of foodscape as a lens through which to see the varied and multi-scalar forms that gender may take on a landscape. Using case studies from both ancient and modern West Africa, we examine how tracing food production, preparation, and consumption helps us recreate archaeological foodscapes and understand the diverse and gendered articulations of taste, labor, and power.
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Foodscapes as Gendered Landscapes in West Africa. Amanda Logan, Dela Kuma. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444697)
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