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'A day in the life': exploring eating events involving two-year-old girls and their families in diverse communities.

Gillen, Julia and Hancock, Roger (2006) 'A day in the life': exploring eating events involving two-year-old girls and their families in diverse communities. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 31 (4). pp. 23-29. ISSN 0312-5033

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Abstract

This article reports on a specific aspect of a larger study of ‘a day in the life’ of five two-and-a-half-year-old girls in families in Canada, Italy, Peru, Thailand and the UK. The larger study involved filming each of the five children in their family contexts for one whole day and studying a number of emerging themes related to the child’s development. The focus is on mealtimes and eating. Culture is regarded as a dynamic dimension of the child’s socialisation through which family practices around eating (often neglected as a research focus) are explored. Using the concept of an ‘eating event’, by analogy with a ‘literacy event’, close examination of video sequences reveal the extent to which children and carers, with differing desires and intentions, negotiate and collaborate to achieve mutually satisfactory ends.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Uncontrolled Keywords: eating event ; family practices ; eco-cultural framework ; play ; video analysis
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 1113
Deposited By: Dr Julia Gillen
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2008 11:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 14:57
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1113

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