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Reconsidering Individualisation of Eating: a cross-cultural analysis on determinants of commensality and solo-eating

Takeda, Wakako


Sharing meals (commensality) is a common everyday practice and a symbol of sociality in many human societies. Growing industrialisation, urbanisation, and modernisation of lifestyles, however, has drawn public and academic attention to speculation that traditional and collective ways of eating such as family meals are being replaced by individual dining, and this shift may contribute to global prevalence of nutrition insecurity and mental health issues. Based on multi-method, qualitative,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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