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Habits of a lifetime: family dining patterns over the lifecourse of older Australians

Banwell, Cathy; Dixon, Jane; Broom, Dorothy; Davies, Anna


Here we examine how older Australians' accounts of family meals mirror shifts in the Australian way of life over the second half of the twentieth century coupled with their changing personal circumstances as they age. We provide qualitative accounts of these changes drawn from in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 111 men and women resident in greater Melbourne and born in the 1920s and 1930s. Mostly, study participants have retained many of the habits and practices of their youth, although...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Sociology Review
DOI: 10.5172/hesr.2010.19.3.343


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