Dixon J., Isaacs B. (2013). Why sustainable and nutritionally correct food is not on the agenda: Western Sydney, the moral arts of everyday life and public policy. Food policy, 01/12/2013, vol. 43, p. 6776.
|Why sustainable and nutritionally correct food is not on the agenda: Western Sydney, the moral arts of everyday life and public policy (2013)
|J. Dixon ; B. Isaacs
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|Food policy (vol. 43, December 2013)
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Thésaurus IAMMALIMENTATION DURABLE ; POLITIQUE ALIMENTAIRE ; DURABILITE ; ANALYSE DU DISCOURS ; CONSOMMATION ALIMENTAIRE ; COMPORTEMENT DU CONSOMMATEUR ; PRATIQUE ALIMENTAIRE ; AUSTRALIE
Catégories principales08 - ALIMENTATION ; 8.1 - Consommation Alimentaire. Comportement
|Within a context of delivering food security into the future, dietary guidelines are being reframed, corporations are replacing unsustainable products, and consumers are being encouraged to become ecological citizens. While there is a growing literature on the food practices of alternative consumers, mainstream consumers are less well understood. This paper describes qualitative research undertaken in a socio-economically disadvantaged area of Sydney, Australia, which aimed to uncover consumer views towards sustainable and healthy diets. Most participants indicated a discrepancy between their desired and actual behaviours: while they want to support Australian, or local, food producers they gravitate towards cheap and tasty food from anywhere; and while they associate nutritious food with fresh food, they will buy processed foods which can be less expensive, appeal to children and are prone to less waste. Reflecting mainstream Australian political culture, participants were compromising household food budgets in order to pursue a socially acceptable standard of living (including decent housing, car-reliance). They were also incorporating the pleasure and desires of family members as part of the moral arts of everyday life. Using social theories of consumption and practice sociology we argue that food choices and practices easy or not need to be interpreted as part of the role that consumption plays in political citizenship and moral subjectivity. In the Western Sydney context, food practices are essentially household budget and family nourishment practices rather than nutrition and sustainability practices; a position which is not addressed in the governments new food policies or wage determination processes.
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