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Title: Food Charity, Shame/ing and the Enactment of Worth
Contributor(s): McNaughton, Darlene  (author)orcid ; Middleton, Georgia (author); Mehta, Kaye (author); Booth, Sue (author)
Publication Date: 2021
Early Online Version: 2020-07-27
DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2020.1776275
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Abstract: Food insecurity is a significant problem in many countries, including Australia. Consequently, food hubs, through which food is distributed using a supermarket style layout, have become an important new source of charity food provision. However, little is known about users' experiences. We draw on ethnographic research to understand the everyday experiences of people using South Australian food hubs. We suggest that attempts to produce a more dignified experience by creating a normalizing experience of shopping is not being achieved, because of the shame and stigma sur-rounding poverty, confusing operational processes, poor food quality, staff attitudes, and the disciplinary capacity of food hubs.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Medical Anthropology, 40(1), p. 98-109
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1545-5882
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 440106 Medical anthropology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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